FIMSUL Report on Bivalve Market Demand Survey Fisheries Management and Sustainable Livelihood-Component II - Bivalve Farming

Laxmilatha, P and Narayanakumar, R and Kizhakudan, Joe K and Chhandaprajnadarsini, E M and Rudramurthy, N (2019) FIMSUL Report on Bivalve Market Demand Survey Fisheries Management and Sustainable Livelihood-Component II - Bivalve Farming. Project Report. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Chennai, p.50..

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    Abstract

    Bivalves (Oysters, Mussels and Clams) are molluscan fishery resources, which are comparatively less consumed in India. They are natural bio filters that purify the ecosystem besides providing nutritional security to the fish consuming population. However, in spite of the benefits, the consumption of these bivalves has improved only marginally thanks to the awareness drive initiated by Institutes like CMFRI. Considering the potential of bivalve availability, anticipated consumption and also the potential livelihood opportunities provided by bivalve capture/ farming, a study was proposed under FIMSUL – II exclusively focusing on bivalve farming as a component with the following objectives. a) To study the demand and market potential of edible Oysters and green mussels in local and outside markets. b) To identify suitable sites for farming and spat collection and decide on the seasons of operations & marketing options. c) To identify suitable beneficiaries for carrying out farming demonstrations in a systematic manner and develop supply chain for value addition and marketing. To estimate the demand market potential, two types of market surveys were conducted. The first survey was conducted in the villages where the bivalves are caught, sold and consumed. The second survey to estimate the market potential was conducted involving the hotels and resorts in both Chennai and Puducherry, who serve bivalves to their customers to assess the market potential.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisheries Management; Sustainable Livelihood; Bivalve farming; FIMSUL
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 07:13
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 08:52
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13825

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