Mudcrab culture and hatchery

Marichamy, R (1996) Mudcrab culture and hatchery. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48 . pp. 103-107.



The capture, culture and trade of mudcrab are of increasing importance in the coastal areas of the Indo-Pacific region. Mudcrab is considered as a very expensive sea-food delicacy all-over the world. Widespread interest exists in crab fattening in the countries bordering Bay of Bengal. It is feared that the intensive and indiscriminate fishing of this marine crab and the absence of any management measures may cause a decline in the population. Its reproductive capacity is high. It is possible to culture them in specially designed coastal ponds, pens and cages. Experiments conducted in certain parts of brackishwater regions in India have shown high prospects of commercial culture.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mudcrab; culture; hatchery
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2923
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 12:33
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 12:33

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