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Advances in the culture of crabs

Paterson, B.D. (2009) Advances in the culture of crabs. In: New Technologies in Aquaculture. Part 5, Farming New Species. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, 1191 pages.

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Farmed crab production in 2005 reached 660,000 tonnes globally of which virtually all was produced in Asia. The freshwater Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir japonica sinensis accounts for two thirds of global crab production with the remainder, estuarine portunid crabs such as Scylla species. Initially reliant upon harvest of wild juveniles, the adoption of hatchery methods to supply “seed” makes a significant increase in aquaculture production possible. Many fundamental husbandry issues such as feeding and reproduction are only now receiving research attention.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Author version © The State of Queensland 2009. © Woodhead Publishing Limited.
Keywords:Feed development; Breeding; Hatchery; Cannibalism.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Mariculture
Live Archive:16 Nov 2009 04:35
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:48

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