What's new in soft-shell crab
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Year-round production of soft-shell mud crab for the specialty high-end market is now possible, thanks to the improved hatchery and nursery techniques developed by scientists funded by the Department of Science and Technology. The scientists are from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) and the University of the Philippines Visayas, both in Iloilo. Now, with the improved hatchery and nursery techniques, an adequate supply of crablets for soft-shell mud crab production is possible throughout the year, according to Dr. Emilia Quinitio, program leader of the mud crab research program. She is from SEAFDEC, and is one of the scientists involved in the production of juveniles for the production of soft-shell mud crabs. The others are Dr. Fe Estepa, also of SEAFDEC, and Prof. Jerome Genodepa of UP Visayas. A research program on mud crab diseases is handled by Dr. Edgar Amar.
Sarian, Z. (2014, April 26). What's new in soft-shell crab. Manila Bulletin, p. B-7.
Crab culture; Marketing; Hatcheries; Scientific personnel; Body weight; Pricing; Research; Juveniles; Animal diseases; Growing ponds; Animal nutrition; Feed; Cannibalism; Scylla serrata; Scylla olivacea; Scylla tranquebarica; Department of Science and Technology (DOST); University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Quinitio, Emilia; Estepa, Fe; Genodepa, Jerome; Coloso, Relicardo; Genodepa, Jerome; Amar, Edgar; Catacutan, Mae
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