Prospects of crab culture for rural development

Suseelan, C and Anil, M K (1998) Prospects of crab culture for rural development. Techological Advancement in Fisheries. pp. 446-451.

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The importance of live mud crabs as an export commod ity has opened up great opportunities for crab fanning in India. Mud crab fanning is practised in commercial scale in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan mainly by the artisanal sector. In India mud crab farming is picking up in many maritime states as an important source of income generation in the coastal rural sector. The present paper reviews the mud crab farming methods, rates of production and economics, and points out the problems and measures for sustained development of crab fanning in the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crab culture; rural development
Subjects: Socio Economic and Extension
Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45

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