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Crab Farming

These reports are in a constant state of revision. If you would like to correct or add information to one of them, contact Bob Rosenberry at bob@shrimpnews.com.

Identifying Mud Crabs, Scylla serrata and S. olivacea: The green mud crab is the most common and has been know to grow to over 3 kilograms and have a shell width of more than 25 centimeters.  The brown mud crab only grows to about half the size of the green mud crab, but it is more aggressive.  Diagram of differences.

Mud Crab Farming in Bangladesh: Because of high prices in international markets, mud crab farming is gaining popularity in the coastal districts of Bangladesh.  According to one study, mud crab activities provide jobs for around 300,000 farmers, collectors, traders, brokers, transporters and exporters.

Mitten Crab Farming in China: This information is from the second edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, which contains and excellent chapter titled “Other Decapod Crustaceans“ that describes the farming of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in China.  To the best of my knowledge, most of this information has never been brought together in English in one place before. Picture, map and production table.

Mud Crab Farming in Asia: This information is from the second edition of Aquaculture: Farming Aquatic Animals and Plants, which contains and excellent chapter titled “Other Decapod Crustaceans“ that decscibes the farming of mud crabs (Scylla spp) in Asia.

Free FAO Mud Crab Farming Manual: In 2011, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, published a 78-page manual on mud crabing farming. Table of contents and pictures.

 

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