Issue Cover image

You need to login to your IAA account in order to access jounral PDFs.
Member Login

Freshwater Crayfish 9(1): 1-12 (1993)


Download: PDF (707 KB)

A review of world crustacean aquaculture with special reference to crayfish

Avault Jr. JW  e-mail link

Published Online: 6/1/2020


The world harvest of fishery products from our oceans and other natural waters is approximately 90 million MT per year. This level of production has remained essentially the same for more than a decade. Of this total, about 30% is reduced to fish meal and oil. Some predict that the ultimate production from our natural waters will level off at approximately 100 million MT per year. World aquaculture started out at a modest production of 1 million MT per year by 1966. It has expanded to a level of about 15 million MT currently. The world population is increasing by approximately 86 million persons per year and this rate is expected to reach 96 million by the year 2000. World per capita consumption of fisheries products is about 13 kg and is expected to increase. Aquaculture has and will continue to play a major role in providing quality fishery products for the steadily increasing demand. Many of the culture species being farmed around the world are high-value species, particularly crustaceans. This paper reviews the status and potential of crustacean aquaculture throughout the world; it particularly focuses on the potential and constraints for crayfish aquaculture.

Supplemental Documents

  • There are no supplementary documents for this article

CrossRef Logo

Cited By


How to Cite

Avault Jr. JW. (1993). A review of world crustacean aquaculture with special reference to crayfish. Freshwater Crayfish 9(1):1-12. doi: 10.5869/fc.1993.v9.001



Author Information

Authorship information for this paper are currently unavailable.


Publication History

   Manuscript Submitted:

   Manuscript Accepted:

   Published Online: 6/1/2020

   Published in Print:



Funding Information

No specific funding statement is available for this article.






Member Login

Forgot Your Password?

Recover PW

Enter the e-mail address you used to
create your IAA account.
Return to Login
Back to Top