Hatchery Technology and Seed Production of Lobsters

Kizhakudan, Joe K (2015) Hatchery Technology and Seed Production of Lobsters. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    Lobsters are high-value seafood delicacies commanding high demand in international markets, with a high culinary value attached and lobster tails are always in great demand world-wide. Freshwater crayfishes, which are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, are a favourite aquaculture candidate in North America, Europe and Australia. Crayfish and rock lobster aquaculture practices are initially capital oriented but deliver high production and income turnover in the long run. This industry has already taken off in countries like the U.S.A. and Australia. The lobster fishery in India is supported by two groups of lobsters – the spiny lobsters (Palinurus homarus, P. polyphagus, P. ornatus and P. versicolor) and the scyllarid lobster (Thenus unimaculatus). Lobster culture in India is still in the infancy stage. With the distinction of being perhaps, the only seafood resource in India’s trade economy, which remains relatively low down the ladder in terms of quantity of production but brings in maximum foreign exchange, lobsters have been the subject of study for more than two decades now and C.M.F.R.I. has been spearheading research in the development of culture technologies for different species of lobsters.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Lobster; Mariculture
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:06
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10676

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