Research & Development
  • Mud crab    

    samoa_mudcrab_b1The Fisheries Division is looking into the feasibility of farming mud crab as a subsistence or individual activity. Small, undersize crabs are stocked into enclosures constructed within mangrove areas and fed a daily ration that is calculated by monthly samples to determine the feed rate. Crabs that have reached the legal minimum size are caught and sold. The trial period is 6 months.