Fishery of live Scylla serrata (Forskal) at Azhicode in Kerala :Economics and implications

Nasser, A K V and Noble, A (1995) Fishery of live Scylla serrata (Forskal) at Azhicode in Kerala :Economics and implications. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 37 (1&2). pp. 102-108.


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Live mud crab Scylla serrata from India is being exported to Singapore and Malaysia. A fishery exists at Azhicode in Kerala. The season for its fishery is March - August with peak in May and the gear used is a ring net called 'Nanduvala'. Estimated annual production here is about 70 tonnes. Hard crabs fetch a higher price than the soft ones. Investment being low, the return on investment is high and the daily earning per fisherman is Rs. 57. Crab farming, fattening and hardening soft ones could be tried at Azhiwde to enhance production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scylla serrata
Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08

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