Edible Oyster Farming in India

Vidya, R (2016) Edible Oyster Farming in India. In: Training Manual on Theeranaipunya - Equipping Fisherwomen Youth for Future. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 201-210.


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    The oysters are highly esteemed sea food and considered a delicacy in USA, Europe, Japan etc. In India there is a growing demand for oyster meat in some parts of the country. It is said that ‘oyster’ is scientifically the best known marine animal. It is one of the most widely cultivated species. As early as the first century BC the Romans were the first to develop simple methods of collecting oyster seeds and growing them for food. The Japanese developed ‘Habitat culture technique.i.e. Culture in nets fixed to bamboo poles during the seventeenth century and at the turn of the 20th century they evolved off bottom culture, especially hanging methods. These methods yielded good results and were adopted by majority of oyster farmers of Japan as the environmental conditions of the coastal areas were highly favorable for practicing these methods. Until recently, oyster farming has been considered as a traditional practice followed only in the temperate countries. The awareness about the vast potentialities for development of oyster farming in tropics is recent. Serious efforts are now being directed in its development under tropical conditions.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Edible Oyster Farming
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
    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: 27 May 2016 05:11
    Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 09:03
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10849

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