Bivalve Mariculture in India - Progress in Research and Development

Mohamed, K S (2015) Bivalve Mariculture in India - Progress in Research and Development. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    We are all aware that with an average growth rate of 6.9% per annum, aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector in the world (FAO, 2009) and now accounts for nearly half of the global fish production. Given the projected population growth over the next two decades, it is estimated that at least an additional 40 million tonnes of aquatic food will be required by 2030 to maintain the current per capita consumption. Among the Asian countries, India ranks second in aquaculture and third in capture fisheries production and is one of the leading nations in marine products export. In mariculture, India has been a late starter in developing and commercializing technologies. I recall that in the nineteen eighties, as Director of CMFRI, I gave impetus to research programmes on culture of a number of marine species, such as, mussels, oysters, pearl oysters, sea cucumbers, seaweeds and the like which has now led to a fledging small-scale industry. Until then, mariculture was confined to traditional shrimp culture practices. During the nineteen eighties and nineties several comprehensive technologies, including hatchery techniques for production of seeds were developed for farming in coastal water bodies.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: aquaculture
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Aquaculture
    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: 01 Mar 2016 06:08
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:08
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10664

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