Crab and lobster culture

Manisseri, Mary K (1998) Crab and lobster culture. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). Ravindran, K and Srinath, Krishna and Kunjipalu, K K and Sasikumar, V,(eds.) CIFT, Cochin, pp. 71-75.



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
Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:4460
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:11 Sep 2010 05:12
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