Culture experiments on the edible oyster Crassostera madrasensis in the Bheemunipatnam backwater

Reuben, S and Rao, T Appa and Sampson Manickam, P E (1982) Culture experiments on the edible oyster Crassostera madrasensis in the Bheemunipatnam backwater. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, Part 2, MBAI, 12-18 January 1980, Cochin.

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Abstract

Studies on the possibilities of culture of edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis in the Bheemunipatnam backwater were conducted during 1977-79. Spat collection experiments using different types, of spat collectors showed that empty oyster shells and close meshed plastic baskets were most efficient. Setting of spat on the spat collectors kept near the bottom was more than on those kept suspended off bottom. Spat fall was observed throughout the year with peaks in March and October. The oyster attained a size of about 8 cm during the first year. Low salinity during monsoon months appeared to retard growth

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Edible oyster; Crassostera madrasensis;Bheemunipatnam backwater
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Aquaculture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2280
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:18 Aug 2010 05:48
Last Modified:13 Jul 2011 15:51

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