Do you want to know more about technologies on mangrove crab production?

Published June 6, 2021, 11:52 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has released the first edition of “The Philippines Recommends (PR) for Mangrove Crab” which aims to walk public, entrepreneurs, farmers and fisherfolk through the updated technologies on mangrove crab production.

(Photo from DOST-PCAARRD)

The DOST-PCAARRD said a technical committee composed of experts from the academe, private institutions, and other government agencies was behind the development of the publication. It is chaired by Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio of the Integrated Services for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries (ISDA) Inc.

“The publication aims to provide updated technologies on mangrove crab production,” it said in a statement.

“Furthermore, it tackles the hatchery, nursery, grow out culture, and marketing aspect of mangrove crab.”

Sitting members of the Quinitio panel include Wilfredo G. Yap of SANTEH Aquaculture S&T Foundation Inc.; Dr. Ma. Rowena R. Eguia, Dr. Fe Dolores P. Estepa, Dr. Edgar C. Amar, Dr. Eleonor A. Tendencia, and Dr. Veronica R. Alava of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center – Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD); Dr. Ma. Carmen A. Lagman of the De La Salle University; Dr. Rachel R. Gotanco of the University of the Philippines Diliman – Marine Science Institute; Dr. Relicardo M. Coloso of the University of San Agustin; Dr. Fe L. Porciuncula of the Central Luzon State University; Ms. Consuelo C. Baltazar of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources; Dr. Jose P. Peralta of the University of the Philippines Visayas; and Ms. Jhoana V. Alcalde of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

The Council said semi-technical packages of practical technology recommendations on important commodities can be found in the edition.

“It is designed for extension workers and enterprising farmers and fisherfolk.”

The Council said the publication is available at its office in Los Baños, Laguna and its downloadable electronic copy can be accessed at its eLibrary accessible via