Gleaning seagrass meadows of Gulf of Mannar for ornamental seashells and its ecological impacts

Kaladharan, P and Jeyabaskaran, R and Kanmaniraji, S (2021) Gleaning seagrass meadows of Gulf of Mannar for ornamental seashells and its ecological impacts. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 248. p. 40. ISSN 0254-380X

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    Abstract

    Seagrass meadows harbour plenty of molluscan shells and Mandapam in the Gulf of Mannar is well known site for seashell collection. Ornamental shells like milky white Tellina angulata, Paper shell (Arca sp. and Cardium sp.) are collected from several locations in the local seagrass meadows. In the earlier days, seashells were collected from the surf zones and beach sand by sieving sand using hand-made circular sieves and was used as food (shellfish meat), construction (shell lime) and also for making shell ornamentals.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: seagrass; Gulf of Mannar; ornamental seashells
    Subjects: Marine Botany > Seagrass
    Fish and Fisheries > Shell fish
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 06:34
    Last Modified: 25 Aug 2021 06:34
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15222

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