The stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) is a promising aquaculture species due to its fast growth and good market acceptability and price. However, a stone crab aquaculture operation requires significant capital input for both the breeding and growout phases.
Our Stone crab farming will require expertise in husbandry of crustaceans, water quality control, trench management, and nutrition, processing and marketing.
Stone crabs currently have good export potential. But the development of new stone crab products, both for domestic and overseas markets, will also create new much larger economic opportunities. One of these new products is bulk-packed flash frozen crab claws. Claws that are flash frozen at -50 degrees are suitable for bulk packaging and marketing in traditional grocery stores. Other products such as crab cakes and canned crab also have significant financial potential.