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Sustainable farming practices of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) around Hongze Lake, lower Yangtze River Basin, China.

Wang, Qidong, Liu, Jiashou, Zhang, Shengyu, Lian, Yuxi, Ding, Huaiyu, Du, Xue, Li, Zhongjie and Desilva, Sena S 2016, Sustainable farming practices of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) around Hongze Lake, lower Yangtze River Basin, China., Ambio, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 361-373, doi: 10.1007/s13280-015-0722-0.

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Title Sustainable farming practices of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) around Hongze Lake, lower Yangtze River Basin, China.
Author(s) Wang, Qidong
Liu, Jiashou
Zhang, Shengyu
Lian, Yuxi
Ding, Huaiyu
Du, Xue
Li, Zhongjie
Desilva, Sena S
Journal name Ambio
Volume number 45
Issue number 3
Start page 361
End page 373
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-04
ISSN 1654-7209
Keyword(s) Chinese mitten crab
Eriocheir sinensis
Farming practice
Feed type
Hongze lake
Macrophyte
Yield
Summary Results of a survey of 156 Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) grow-out farms around Hongze Lake (118.48-118.72°E; 33.36-33.38°N) are reported. Area farmed has remained relatively unchanged but production (59 932 t in 2012) increased steadily over the last 7 years, indicative of the viability and sustainability of the farming system that has gradually replaced intensive Chinese major carp polyculture around Hongze Lake. Results showed that production range was 135-2400 kg ha(-1) cycle(-1) (mean 1144 ± 34). Crab yields correlated linearly to stocking density and conformed to a normal distribution curve, with 66.7 % of farms yielding 900 kg ha(-1) cycle(-1) or more. Yield was negatively correlated to pond size and capture size (p < 0.01), and farms with macrophyte coverage rate lower than 30 % of water surface were significantly (p < 0.05) lower than those exceeding 30 %.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s13280-015-0722-0
Field of Research 070401 Aquaculture
070499 Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086846

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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