Blue swimmer crabs: emerging species in Asia

Romano, Nicholas, and Zeng, Chaoshu (2008) Blue swimmer crabs: emerging species in Asia. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 11 (3). pp. 34-36.

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High market prices are driving interest in the aquaculture of blue swimmer crabs. Considerable research has shown that the crabs readily spawn in captivity, and larviculture is relatively easy, with high survival rates. During growout, P. pelagicus exhibit high growth rates. Although cannibalism and nutritional challenges have been identified as problem areas, they can be addressed through appropriate management practices.

Item ID: 28576
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1540-8906
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 04:43
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