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Freshwater Crayfish 5(1): 528-533 (1983)


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Crayfish species plan for the United States: Aquaculture

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The National Aquaculture Plan prepared by the U.S. Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture is comprised of a number of species plans including one on crayfish. The purpose of the crayfish species plan is to identify major requirements for enhancing aquaculture in the United States. Two groups of crayfish are cultured in the United States - Procambarus (P. acutus and P. clarkii) and Orconectes (O. immunis, O. virilis, and O. rusticus). Pacifastacus ssp. (principally P. leniusculus) show good culture potential. In general, major research needed includes that for marketing, harvesting, economics, food/forages, water quality, and multiple cropping with land crops. The crayfish species plan also covers information on status, potential, and constraints of crayfish aquaculture; technology transfer; and research facilities required.

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Avault Jr. JW. (1983). Crayfish species plan for the United States: Aquaculture. Freshwater Crayfish 5(1):528-533. doi: 10.5869/fc.1983.v5.528



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