Mud crab aquaculture and biology

Date released
31 December 1998
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C P Keenan and A Blackshaw


Until recently, mud crabs have only been reared from stock captured from the natural environment, in those countries where they are being farmed. Now, as reported in these Proceedings, larval production of mud crabs can be reliably achieved, the rapid growth of mud crabs identified and their taxonomy clarified. The commercial implications of this successful research are enormous, as are the implications for preserving the natural resources of the world's fisheries.