Mussel pollution at Korapuzha estuary (Malabar), with an account of certain coliform types

Venkataraman, R and Sreenivasan, A (1955) Mussel pollution at Korapuzha estuary (Malabar), with an account of certain coliform types. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 2 (2). pp. 314-324.

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Abstract

Oysters, mussels and other shell-fish are highly nutritious foods, which, apart from their usual proximate principles, contain fairly high amounts of minerals like iodine, copper, iron, etc., and vitamins. In the shallow rocky areas of Malabar Coast there are numerous green mussel (Mytilus edulis) beds from which large quantities of mussels are taken out almost throughout the year, which form an important item of food for people of low incomes. As the mussels grow in shallow areas subject to the influence of land drainage, sewage and river systems, these beds constitute a potential hazard to public health on account of possible epidemic infections being carried by the shell-fish.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mussel pollution; Korapuzha estuary; coliforms
Subjects:Marine Environment
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1683
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:28 Jul 2010 17:21
Last Modified:28 Jul 2010 17:21

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