Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 37 Issue 1&2

Fishery of live Scylla serrata (Forskal) at Azhicode in Kerala : Economics and implications.

A. K. V. Nasser and A. Noble

Live mud crab Scylla serrata from India is being exported to Singapore and Malasia. A fishery exists at Azhicode in Kerala. The season for its fishery is March- August with peak in May and the gear used is a ring net called ‘Nanduvala’. Estimated annual production here is about 70 tonnes. Hard crab fetch a higher price than the soft ones. Investment being low, the return on investment is high and the daily earning per fisherman is Rs. 57. Crab farming, fattening and hardening soft ones could be tried  at Azhicode to enhance production.

Date : 30-12-1995