Holothurian toxin as a poison to eradicate undesirable organisms from fish farms

James, D B (1986) Holothurian toxin as a poison to eradicate undesirable organisms from fish farms. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 4, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

Eradication of predators and undesirable organisms from fish ponds and farms is an important operatipn in any culture practice. Hitherto various chemicals and extracts from plants are being used for this purpose. For the first time, a toxin extracted from the holothurian, Holothuria atra (Jaeger) was tried with success. When used in limited water volume eradication was thorough and complete. Not only fishes but other organisms such as molluscs, crustaceans and pcdychaetes were found to be affected by the toxin. Experiments conducted in a rock pool at Port Blair (Andamans) and in a tidal pool at Mandapam camp are discussed in detail.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Holothurian toxin; poison; fish farms
Subjects:Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Aquaculture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2009
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 05:02
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 05:02

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