Project final report

Assessing the potential for low-cost formulated diets for mud crab aquaculture in Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam - Final report

Date released
21 July 2010
978 1 921615 99 3
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P. Mather,  N. Richardson, B. Paterson, N. Co Thach, K. Suwirya


This project aimed to determine if artificial diets formulated for local Scylla species could provide alternatives to traditional, but unsustainable, grow out feeding practises. Mud crab farming is well established throughout South-East Asia with most mud crab farmers using trash fish, bivalve meats or animal by-products as feeds. This traditional feeding practice is unsustainable and the development of low-cost, formulated diets for grow-out is viewed as a priority research issue.

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