FAO Fisheries Department

Mud crab aquaculture - A practical manual



The last decade has seen a rapid expansion in the farming of several mud crab species in China, the Philippines and Viet Nam in particular. A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, Mud crab aquaculture - A practical manual, provides an introduction to all aspects of mud crab aquaculture. It contains a useful reference source for existing farmers, researchers and extension officers active in the industry and comprehensive baseline information for those in countries or companies interested in investing in this aquaculture sector. This first-ever FAO aquaculture manual on this genus covers everything from basic biology and aquaculture production,through stock packaging and readying for market.