Invasive mussel Mytella strigata: Impacts on fisheries and farming

Laxmilatha, P and Sasikumar, Geetha and Anil, M K and Gomathi, P and Asokan, P K and Venkatesh, V and Vidya, R and Jenni, B and Alloycious, P S and Saji Kumar, K K and Jestin Joy, K M (2021) Invasive mussel Mytella strigata: Impacts on fisheries and farming. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 247. pp. 30-31. ISSN ISSN 0254-380X

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    Abstract

    An alien species of mussel, the American brackish-water mussel Mytella strigata native to Central and South merica has established recently in backwaters of Kerala, blocking nets in fish or cage farms. This species was recently reported from the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, where its population has expanded exponentially in the last two years. M. strigata, the newly introduced marine invasive species was recorded from various places in Kerala such as Vembanad Lake, Kadinamkulam, Paravur, Edava-Nadayar, Ashtamudi Lake, Kayamkulam, Chettuva and Ponnani.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mytella strigata
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
    Molluscan 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: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 05:07
    Last Modified: 16 Apr 2021 05:07
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15101

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