Mussel Farming and Its Potential in India

Mohamed, K S (2015) Mussel Farming and Its Potential in India. In: Advances in Marine and Brackishwater Aquaculture. Springer, New Delhi, pp. 187-193. ISBN 978-81-322-2270-5

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    Abstract

    Marine mussels are bivalve molluscs belonging to the family “Mytilidae” and form one of the most dominant cultivable species all over the world (estimated culture production about 1.5 million tonnes in 2003). Total global trade of mussel is involving 300,000 t, worth about US $ 400 million. They give the highest conversion of primary producers (phytoplankton) to human food, and culture of mussels in the column waters can increase the seafood production several folds. In India, two species of marine mussels (green mussel, Perna viridis, and the brown mussel, P. indica) are distributed in the rocky coastal areas where they support a traditional sustenance fishery, but scope for increasing natural production from the existing beds is rather limited

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mussel Farming
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Algae > Seaweed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 03:35
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10399

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