Large scale farming of green mussel in Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala

Gomathi, P and Anil, M K and Raheem, P K and Raju, B (2017) Large scale farming of green mussel in Ashtamudi Lake, Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (231). pp. 15-16. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Green mussel, Perna viridis, farming is spreading fast in the lower stretches of Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district of Southern Kerala. Huge demand for green mussel in the northern part of Kerala has resulted in significant increase in its price. The price has increased to ` 10,000 per gunny bag of 70 kg for medium sized mussel (50-100 mm) whereas larger ones (120 -150 mm) fetch prices as high as ` 400 per kg (8 pieces). This has prompted local fishermen to try mussel farming using on bottom method of mussel culture which some farmers practiced earlier with locally available seed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Large scale farming; green mussel; Ashtamudi Lake
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 09:18
    Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:18

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