Marine Molluscan Fishery Resources in India - An Overview

Venkatesan, V and Mohamed, K S and Vidya, R (2019) Marine Molluscan Fishery Resources in India - An Overview. In: Advances in Marine Fisheries in India, 18-23 February 2019, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    Molluscs have been exploited for food, pearls, and shells. The estimate number of species of molluscs vary from different parts of the world, however, estimates number of existing species are about more than 1,00000 (Haszprunar and Wanninger, 2012). About 5070 species have been reported from India belonging to 290 families and 784 genera. Nearly 3,370 species of molluscs are recorded from marine habitat (Venkataraman and Wafar, 2005). Among these, gastropods are the most diverse, followed by bivalves, cephalopods, polyplacophores and scaphopods. At present over 1.5 lakh tonnes of cephalopods, over 1 lakh tonnes of bivalves and nearly 20,000 t of gastropods are exploited from Indian waters. The large number of marine gastropods (19 species) followed by bivalves (4 species) and cephalopod (1 species) has been placed in the endangered list which is a major cause of concern (Table 2). The collection, possession and trading of these scheduled molluscs (Table 2) or their products (live or dead) are prosecuted and will attract a punishment of severe imprisonment up to 7 years along with heavy fine under section 50, 51 of wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: mollusc
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
    Marine Fisheries
    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: 18 Jan 2020 10:42
    Last Modified: 18 Jan 2020 10:42
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14032

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