Report of the Seminar on the Mud Crab Culture and Trade. Swat Thani, Thailand; November 5-8,1991

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/51

Report of the Seminar on the Mud Crab Culture and Trade

Swat Thani, Thailand; November 5-8,1991

by
C.A. ANGELL
Sr. Aquaculturist BOBP


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME, Madras, India 1992

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PREFACE

The mud crab, Scylla sp., found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. has become increasingly popular by virtue of its meat quality and large size. While regional trade in the species has been growing, very little attention has been given to the fishery and culture in the Bay of Bengal region.

The fishery, culture and trade in Scylla sp. is small-scale and involves artisanal fisherfolk, thus attracting the interest of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). As little is known of the state of the fishery, culture and trade, it was felt that a regional seminar might be an appropriate medium for an exchange of information among BOBP’s member countries. A seminar would also provide an opportunity to update knowledge of the industry.

Southern Thailand, particularly the province of Surat Thani, has long been a centre for the capture and culture of the mud crab. With the proximity of the provincial brackishwater station and the opportunity to observe the industry first-hand; the town of Surat Thani promised to be an ideal venue for the seminar. And so, BOBP, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries (DOCF) of the Government of Thailand, convened the seminar from November 5 to 8, 1991

Representatives from all the BOBP member countries, as well as the Philippines, Australia and U.S.A., attended. Aquaculturists, scientists, businessmen, socio-economists, feed manufacturers and development strategists were among the 54 participants.

There were five sessions: Biology and natural resources. Seed supply, Culture, Trade and a combined session with focus on Extension, Credit and Economic. During these sessions, 22 papers a nd six backgrounders were presented. To our knowledge, this was the first seminar in the region, and perhaps the world, devoted exclusively to the mud crab.


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REPORTS - BOBP/REP/51pdf

SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEMINAR ON THE MUD CRAB

PAPERS

BIOLOGY AND NATURAL RESOURCESpdf

A review of the culture, marketing and resources of the mud crab (Scylla serrata) in the Bay of Bengal region - K. Sivasubramaniam and C. Angell

A review of the status of the mud crab (Scylla Sp.) fishery and culture in Indonesia - Fuad Cholik and Adi Hanafi

The mud crab (Scylla serruta) fishery and its bio-economics in Bangladesh - Md. Giasuddin Khan and Md. Fokhrul Alam

The mud crab fishery in Sri Lanka - S. C. Jayamanne

Biological studies of the mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) of the mangrove ecosystem in the Andaman Sea - Sombat Poovichiranon

A brief overview of the ecology and fisheries of the mud crab, Scylla serrata, in Queensland - Christopher Lee

Mud crab production in Thailand - S. Tookwinas, N. Srichantulk and C. Kanchanavasitc

An overview of the mud crab fishing gear in the Philippines - Daisy F. Ladra and Jericardo S. Mondragon

Resource and exploitation of mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) in India - M. Kathirvel and S. Srinivasagam

Mud crab A potential aqua-resource of Bangladesh - Md Kador Ahmed

A review of the mud crab (Scylla serrata) fishery on the east coast of India and in Kerala state - M. Mahesh Raj

Taxonomy of the mud crab, Scylla serrata (Forskal), from India - M. Kathirvel and S. Srinivasagam

SEED SUPPLYpdf

Experiments on larval rearing and seed production of the mud crab Scylla serrata (Forskal) - R. Marichamy and S. Rajapackiam

Preliminary studies on rearing the larvae of the mud crab (Scylla serrata) in Malaysia - Zainoddin Bin Jamari

CULTUREpdf

Mudcrab fattening practices in the Philippines - Daisy F. Ladra

Results of trials of mud crab (Scylla serrata) fattening - L. Bede D. De Silva

Pond culture of mud crab in Sri Lanka - R. P. Samarasinghe, D. Y. Fernando and OSSC de Silva

Status, constraints and potential of mud crab fishery and culture in Sri Lanka - Chin How-Cheong and H. P. Amandakoon

Mud crab (Scylla serrata Forskal) fattening in Surat Thani province - Anuwat Rattanachote and Rachada Dangwatanakul

Formulation of artificial feeds for mud crab culture: A preliminary biochemical, physical and biological evaluation - Chin How-Cheong, U.P.D. Gunasekera and H.P. Amandakoon

The fattening and culture of the mud crab (Scylla serrata ) in Malaysia - Liong Pit Chong

Rearing of mud crab (Scylla Serrata) - Suparp Prinpanapong and Thaweesak Youngwanichsacd

A review of experimental culture of the mud crab, Scylla Serrata (Forskal), in India - S. Srinivasagam and M. Kathirvel

TRADEpdf

Mud crab storage and transport in Australian commerce - N. C. Gillespie and J. B. Burke

Trade and marketing practices of mud crab in the Philippines - Daisy F. Ladra and Jeff C. Lin

EXTENSION, CREDIT AND ECONOMICSpdf

Pond culture of mud crab (Scylla serrata): an economic analysis - Giselle P. B. Samonte and Renato F. Agbayani

Mud crab fattening technology transfer to the small-scale fisherfolk of Ranong Province, Thailand - Hanne Kristensen

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE REFERENCESpdf

PUBLICATIONS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMMEpdf