Crocodile Farming

Information profile @ a Glance
  • Crocodile farming is moving from extensive outdoor practices,
    modeled on wild habitat observations which are much influenced by climatic conditions, to intensive housing with environmentally controlled housing being used for hatchlings and in some cases for grower animals on commercial farms.
  • Researchers have established that it is possible to manufacture on-farm, cold pressed, pellet feed that crocodiles will eat
  • Stunning equipment to capture crocodiles has been developed & has revolutionized the way in which animals are captured for relocation, measurement, examination and harvesting
  • Fresh-water crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) is not commonly grown in
    commercial ventures as its skin does not command the high-grade price received by farmers for the skin of the salt-water crocodile (C. porosus).
  • Nile Crocodiles are gazetted as prohibited exports unless authorized
    Collection of crocodile eggs is treated as hunting. Crocodile eggs and or products are trophies in accordance with the National law and therefore requires prior permit to collect the eggs or deal in crocodile trophies such as meat and skins.
  • It is estimated that an investor needs about one Crore of rupees to start and Manage a crocodile farm in India

Basic Information

  • Crocodiles & Alligators
  • Fresh water crocodiles
  • Dwarf Crocodile
Farming & Technicalities
  • Nile Crocodiles
  • Alligators
  • Head started crocodiles
  • Research Program

Project Information

  • Project Brief
  • Commercial Harvest & Farming of Crocodiles
  • Project information
  • Salt Water Crocodiles
  • Management Plan
Trade, Companies & Products
  • Trade Information
  • Crocodile Products
  • Trade Fair report
  • Leather Products
  • Market development report
  • Receipe
  • Crocodile products - Import / Export
  • Skin Demand

Regulatory Information

  • Alligator Meat
  • Health standard - Meat
  • Hygiene Procedures and Biosecurity Concerns