Goa Government to promote crab farming in state
Mud crab farming is very popular in many Asian countries. Mud crabs have huge demand and the price is very high due to its limited market. Many cuisines have inclusion of crabs and we here in Goa, love it at all times. Besides Fish, Crabs, Prawns, Mussels being our seafood delicacies.
And Goa has vast potential for crab farming due to its vast coastline. Considering the high scope and demand for the locally found Kuleo – Fisheries department are encouraging entrepreneurs to cultivate mud crab farming and providing financial assistance and training about the scope of crab culture farming in Goa.
Crab Farming can be highly beneficial as there is low labor cost, production cost is comparatively lower and they grow very fast. It can be highly productive as there is a huge coastline and mangrove swaps are all over.
Financial assistance for setting up of the Crab Culture unit in Goa, comes under these eligibility guidelines:
-Fish farmer/ Individual/ Registered Self help group/ Societies, interested in the setting up of the Crab Farming unit.
-Fish farmer/individual should be resident of Goa for last fifteen years.
-Applicant should undergo training programme on Crab Farming organized by the Fisheries Department/MPEDA/ICAR/other institutes.
However the terms of sanction for only those beneficiaries producing the following documents along with the
application form are :
-Proof of Identity for— Individuals/Fish Farmers
-Copy Voter Id/Passport/Aadhar Card along with fifteen years valid residential certificate.
-For Self Help Group/Societies—registration document.
-NOC from local Village Panchayat//Municipality.
-Proof of availability of finance.
-Training completion certificate on Crab Farming carried by Directorate of Fisheries/MPEDA/ICAR/any other institute.
Hoping to see more and more Goans venturing into the highly profitable crab farming business. And equally important is that the sanctioning process is done faster by the fisheries department. With schemes and encouragement by the Government, new entrepreneurial & employment opportunities for Goans could find its way.