Crab and lobster culture

Manisseri, Mary K (1998) Crab and lobster culture. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 71-75.


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In India, crabs are landed as by-catch during commercial fishing operations and used mainly for domestic consumption. However, mud crab has become a highly priced commodity at present. India began to export small quantities of live crab to the Southeast Asian countries in the late eighties. This resulted in a sudden demand for higher production of this commodity and diverted the attention from fishing to farming. As a result, the export of live crab soared from just 36 tonnes in 1987-88 to about 725 tonnes in 1993-94 and over 3000 tonnes in 1995-96. The mud crab, also known as green crab or mangrove crab coming under the genus Scylla, is widely used for aquaculture in India and the Indo-west Pacific region.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crab; lobster culture
Subjects: Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 23:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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