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

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

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    Abstract

    Bivalves are high quality proteinaceous sea food which have several health benefits. 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 been confined to some coastal areas along India. Therefore, there is a continious effort from Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to create awareness among the people on bivalve consumption. The CMFRI has also developed technologies for scientific bivalve farming and CMFRI’S collateral effort with State fisheries department, the technologies have been refined and upgraded through many location specific technology demonstrations to make it a profitable aquaculture venture in coastal States in India. The farming practice is simple, ecofriendly and no input cost for feed. The coastal stretch of Tamil Nadu is endowed with large number of east flowing rivers forming productive estuaries offering natural beds of oysters and mussels and also provides sheltered areas for bivalve farming. Though bivalve farming has started long back in Tamil Nadu, regional challenges such as low local market demand, limited access to the market in other States and low market price impeded commercialisation of the technology. However, in the current scenario there is a marginal increase in market demand for bivalves in big hotels and resorts and also in the local market. Therefore, under livelihood programme Tamil Nadu State fisheries Department with technical support from Madras Research Centre of ICAR-CMFRI has again attempted to popularise the bivalve farming technology by involving local fishermen in three fishing villages i.e. Senjiamman Nagar in Tiruvallur District and Cuddalore Chinnakuppam and Kottaikadu village in Kancheepuram District which will facilitate additional income through farming and enhance their socio-economic status.

    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 10:31
    Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 10:31
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13827

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