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July 12, 2015


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture’s Crab Hatchery


The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture in the state of Tamil Nadu runs one of the few mud crab hatcheries (Scylla species) in the world


It offers the following seedstock products to crab farmers in India:


1. Mud Crab Seed (0.5 centimeters) whitespot free, produced at a biosecure hatchery using healthy, screened parent stocks.  Information: S. Arul Raj, RGCA Mud Crab Hatchery, Koozhiyaar Road, Thoduvai, Thirumullaivasal, Sirkali Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu–609 113, India (cell phone 09442529649, fax 04364–264502, email



2. Crablets reared in nursery pen from hatchery-produced, 0.5-centimeter seed (above).  Information: S. Pandiarajan, RGCA Aquaculture Demonstration Farm, Karukkalacherry Road, Karaikal–609 602, Puducherry, India (cell phone 94437-24422, fax 04368-222765, email


Source: Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture Webpage.  Aquaculture Products/Mud Crab Instars  and Aquaculture Products/Crablets.  Website Visit on July 12, 2015.

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