Baby clam (Katelysia opima) fishery in Ashtamudi Backwaters

Appukuttan, K K and Thomas, K T and Joseph, Mathew and Nair, T Prabhakaran (1985) Baby clam (Katelysia opima) fishery in Ashtamudi Backwaters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 27 (1&2). pp. 15-20.


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Katelysia opima known as baby clam is exploited from Ashtamudi Backwaters in large quantities. A study during 1982-83 showed that the annual landing is S436.S tonnes of this clam with a size range of 20-60 mm. 95 % of the catch is utilized for export as frozen clam meat. A brief account on Ashing method, fishery and utilization is given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baby clam; Katelysia opima; Ashtamudi Backwaters
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 11:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:11

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