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Region: Region XII
Province: Maguindanao
Town: Cotabato CIty

About the Product:

OTOP Product: Crabs and other Aquaculture Products
Product Photo: otop_productfoto
Product Background: Crabs and other aquaculture products are grown/produced at Barangay Kalanganan, Cotabato City
Product Description: "Mud Crab" ... Scylia Serrata... Otherwise known as mangrove crabe, so named due to its muddy habitat within mangrove forests.  Its colour is dark brown to moddled green.  When cooked, the crabe becomes bright red-orange.  The mud crab's claws are large and renowned for their meat content.  Most of these crab's variety is called "macapuno" that implies to the tight and compact meat in its body.
Product Lines:

Crabs (King & Mud); Prawns; Shrimps; Bangus

Product History: The crab industry is one of the investment oppurtunities eyed to have a great potentians for growth and devleopment. The barangay Kalanganan is Cotabato City, with a spread of more or less one thousand seven hundred (1,700) hectares, is the site where crabs are being produced.  For sometime now, the "mud crab" in this area is known for its dinstinct taste and quality.

Sales:  P21 Million (crabs); P22.5M (prawns); P13.6M (bangus)

Markets:  Davao City; Gen. Santos City; Koronadal City; Kidapawan City; Butuan City; Metro Manila

Production volume of OTOP firms (annual):  85,000 kgs of crabs; 75,000 kgs of prawns; 170,000 kgs of bangus

Industry Linkages:  OTOP Convergence Team, Cotabato SME Association, Inc., Cotabato City SMED Council, Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kutawato, Inc., Metro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.

Potentials of OTOP:  Value-added Products, Export of Fresh Crabs and Prawns, Processed Fish (smoked/marinated)

How many OTOP SMEs in the town:

There are four existing SMEs

1.  Kalanganan Fishpond Owners and Workers MPC
2.  Kabunsuan MPC
3.  Tapadaken MPC
4.  Nanao Santos MPC