Ashtamudi Clam Fishery - An example of Sustainable Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Mohamed, K S and Malayilethu, Vinod (2015) Ashtamudi Clam Fishery - An example of Sustainable Management and Biodiversity Conservation. In: Biocultural Heritage and Sustainability. Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 69-76.

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Abstract

Short-neck clams oryeiiow-foot clams (Paphiamalabarica) in Ashtam udi Lake are fished by hand rake, diving and handpicking by 1,000-1,500 fishers. Commercial fishing for clams started about 30 years ago - prior to that there had been little demand for them outside the immediate local area where the clams have been eaten for generations. The growth of the commercial fishery was fuelled by demand from export markets and the interest of local fish processors in cooking, freezing and exporting the clam meat to customers in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
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: 19 Oct 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 07:25
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10522

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