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Mud crab aquaculture : a practical manual

Author: Colin Shelley; Alessandro Lovatelli
Publisher: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011.
Series: FAO fisheries and aquaculture technical paper, 567.
Edition/Format:   Book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are four species of mud crab, Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, S. paramamosain and S. olivacea that are the focus of both commercial fisheries and aquaculture production throughout their distribution. They are among the most valuable crab species in the world, with the bulk of their commercial production sent live to market. This is the first FAO aquaculture manual on this genus, covering everything from its  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Shelley; Alessandro Lovatelli
ISBN: 9789251069905 9251069905
OCLC Number: 781953129
Description: xviii, 78 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Biology --
Site selection --
Basic infrastructure --
Hatchery design --
Hatchery operation --
Nursery --
Nursery operations --
Grow-out design options and construction --
Grow-out operations --
Product quality --
Health management.
Series Title: FAO fisheries and aquaculture technical paper, 567.
Responsibility: Colin Shelley and Alessandro Lovatelli.

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The last decade has seen rapid expansion in the farming of several mud crab species in Viet Nam, the Philippines and China in particular. This manual is an introduction to all aspects of mud crab  Read more...

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