Mud crab fattening is a relatively new practice in the Philippines. The technology has been pioneered by the private sector, primarily to meet the demands of the domestic and foreign markets by culturing marketable crab in a short span of time. Mud crab fattening pertains to culturing mud crab from 15 days to 1 month so that they put on additional weight after moulting. Ovigorous females are highly prized for their bright red roe.
Fattening has also been resorted to by Filipino exporters to avoid confiscation of underweight mud crab, export of mud crab weighing less than 200 g being prohibited. However, due to limited baseline research studies in mud crab culture and fattening, practices vary widely in different parts of the country.
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