Marine green crab, Scylla tranquebarica culture

In recent years the coastal aquaculture in the state is oriented towards the shrimp farming (Tiger Prawn, Penaeus monodon) and it suffered severely with the widespread virulence of white spot viral disease since October 1994 causing immense loss to the farmers. With a view to develop the farming of alternate species which is suitable to culture in brackish water ponds. resistant to the white spot disease and high export potentiality, experiments on the farming of marine green crab, Scylla tranquebarica and Latis calcarifer (Sea bass) were initiated at Fisheries Research Station, Kakinada for the first time in Andhra Pradesh.