A preliminary account of the biology and fishery of the razor-shell, Solen kempi Preston, from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State

Rao, K Virabhadra and Narasimham, K A and Alagarswami, K (1962) A preliminary account of the biology and fishery of the razor-shell, Solen kempi Preston, from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra State. Indian Journal of Fisheries , 9A (2). pp. 542-579.

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Abstract

The present paper is based on periodical samples of the razor-shell, Solen kempi, obtained for a period of about 21 months in 1960-61 from Gav-khadi near Ratnagiri where it forms fairly productive beds which are regularly fished by the local people chiefly for culinary purpose. Besides Gav-khadi, only in a few other places like Ganpatiphoola and Devgod in Ratnagiri District there exist minor beds of Sokn. But by transplantation of the clams from these beds to areas where similar environmental conditions exist it is possible to increase the resources several times to meet the prevailing demand. In the following account an attempt is made to furnish particulars of the existing conditions of the fishery along with information on taxonomy and some aspects of biology of the species.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:biology; fishery; razor-shell; Solen kempi; Ratnagiri
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:2033
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:05 Aug 2010 14:46
Last Modified:15 Oct 2011 12:42

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