Training and demonstration on crab and mussel farming
Projects supported by NABARD on the demonstration of mussel and crab farming actively engage and encourage the local fishing communities to undertake mariculture, as an adaptive measure to overcome the impacts of climate change and increasing anthropogenic activities, as well as providing options for livelihood diversification and stimulating healthy socio economic development in the area. We have been regularly conducting demonstration programme of mussel culturing in different coastal ecosystems such as estuaries, creeks and ponds to the coastal communities through CSR support. TERI initiated the demonstrations of the mussel cultivation technology to fishing community. Given the increasing demand from tourism sector and its popularity as seafood delicacy, crabs and mussel culturing has a very good potential in Goa.