Project Details

Improving nursery and grow-out culture of mangrove crab by minimizing cannibalism and developing feed supplements

July 1, 2015

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Palau $43,093 Oceanic Institute Zhi Yong Ju, Ph.D., Miguel Delos Santos

Overall Project Goal

The project’s overall goals are to support the growing interest in mangrove crab farming in Palau through the establishment of nursery and grow-out culture, and to advance aquaculture techniques that improve survival rate and feeds efficiency.

Objectives

1. Test the effects of different types of shelters on survival rates to market size for mangrove crab juveniles in grow-out facilities.
2. Identify and secure local feed ingredients for nutritional analysis and prepare nutritive feed supplement pellets and a functional feed supplement to be applied to imported shrimp feeds.
3. Improve culture performance of juvenile mangrove crabs by combination of imported shrimp feed with nutrient and functional feed supplements.