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Scylla Mud Crab Consultancy, collaborates with a range of associates in different fields (aquaculture engineering, post-harvest, marketing, nutrition, aquaculture, farm management and systems design) to provide a comprehensive and trusted service to clients in mud crab aquaculture. In addition Scylla works with clients in tropical aquaculture development, strategy and policy development. It also provides specialist consultancy services in tropical aquaculture.

Colin Shelley

Colin Shelley


Scylla was founded by Dr Colin Shelley, an internationally recognised expert in mud crab aquaculture, with over 30 years of experience in the sector. Having led mud crab R&D in Australia to commercialise hatchery and nursery technology, together with Scylla’s associates, the group has developed mud crab enterprises in the Pacific, Asia and Africa, working with a variety of commercial partners and international organisations.

Crablet under microscope

Our Clients

Consultancy services have been delivered in countries including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kenya, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Malaysia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Myanmar, Singapore, Tanzania, Tonga and Vietnam, consulting for various international organisations such as the FAO, WorldFish, the Wildlife Conservation Society, ACIAR and private sector businesses.

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