Fattening of mud crab: an approach of aquasilviculture in Andaman Islands

Santhanakumar, J and Nazar, A K A and Vinithkumar, N V and Kirubagaran, R (2010) Fattening of mud crab: an approach of aquasilviculture in Andaman Islands. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 52 (1). pp. 85-88.

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Abstract

During September - December 2004, mud crab fattening was attempted in tide-fed earthen ponds in Lakshmipur (North Andaman) and Bamboo Tickri (Middle Andaman) with mangroves such as Rhizophora mucronata, R. apiculata and Avicennia marina, covering 60 to 80% of the total pond area. Water crabs of Scylla tranquebarica, S. olivacea and S. serrata, each weighing 500 - 1500 g were stocked in the pond at a density of 0.5 kg/m2 with suitable hideouts to reduce cannibalism. In 30 to 35 days, 85% survival was obtained with 8% weight increment. This paper outlines the measures that may be adopted for practicing aquaculture in mangroves.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mangroves; aquasilviculture; water crab; crab fattening
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:5836
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 16:54
Last Modified:15 May 2012 12:41

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