Assessment of the Short-neck clam biomass in Ashtamudi Lake

Venkatesan, V and Vidya, R and Alloycious, P S and Jenni, B and Saji Kumar, K K and Jestin Joy, K M and Sheela, P P and Abhilash, K S and Mohan, Gishnu and Mohamed, K S (2015) Assessment of the Short-neck clam biomass in Ashtamudi Lake. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (223-24). pp. 9-14. ISSN 0254-380 X

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    Abstract

    Ashtamudi Lake (Lat. 8°45' - 9°28' N and Long. 76°28' - 77°17’) supports more than 500 families who depend on the clam resources available here for their livelihood. Among clams, the Short neck clam (Paphia malabarica) is widely distributed and continuously exploited for local consumption as well as for export. The alarming increase in the exploitation of P. malabarica immediately after the initiation of frozen clam meat export during 1981, forced the local administration to impose a ban on clam fishing during the breeding season (December to February) and also place restriction on the mesh size of clam dredges in 1993, based on the recommendation of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: stock assessment; Short-neck clam biomass; Ashtamudi Lake
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
    Molluscan Fisheries
    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: 02 Feb 2016 04:24
    Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 06:15
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10620

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