Brief Assessment of Stock of Mud Crabs Scylla spp. in Matang Mangrove Forest, Malaysia and Proposal for Resources Management

Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
NII recode ID (NCID) AA0068709X
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Current status of the stock of mud crabs was examined in December 1997 in the Matang Mangrove Forest, Malaysia. Scylla serrata accounted for 63% of the crab stocks and S. olivacea for 37%. According to their size, 80% of the mud crabs were estimated to be immature. Reduction in the size of the mud crabs was likely to be due to overfishing. Zoning for different levels of fishing in Matang was proposed as a practical measure for mud crab stock management.

Date of issued
Creator Takeharu KOSUGE

Scylla serrata

Scylla olivacea

stock management

Publisher Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Available Online
NII resource type vocabulary Journal Article
Volume 35
Issue 2
spage 145
epage 148
DOI 10.6090/jarq.35.145
Rights Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Language eng

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