Environment-friendly mudcrab culture doubles net income
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Fish farmers can now grow giant mudcrabs (Scylla serrata), lawodnon crab (Scylla tranquebarica) or native crab (Scylla olivaceous) through mudcrab culture technologies and generate income tow times or more than the total amount invested, while at the same time preserving the environment. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research recently conducted studies with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) Aquaculture Department in Tigbauan, Iloilo that addressed major constraints in mudcrab farming management. Total investment on giant crab monoculture in tidal flats with mangroves reached P14,039 after the P8,764 operating capital was added to the cost od development worth P5,275.
Portal, T. (2001, August 9). Environment-friendly mudcrab culture doubles net income. Panay News, p. 7.
- Panay News