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-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 11:24
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:34
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5836

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