Creation of artificial habitat for spiny lobsters in the sea off Vellapatti, Gulf of Mannar

Rajamani, M (2001) Creation of artificial habitat for spiny lobsters in the sea off Vellapatti, Gulf of Mannar. In: Perspectives in Mariculture. Menon, N G and Pillai, P P,(eds.) The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, pp. 131-138.

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Abstract

An experimental artificial habitat for spiny lobsters was created in the sea off Vellapatti, a fishing village near Tuticorin in the Gulf of Mannar during June 1997. A total of 49 modules fabricated out of 147 stoneware pipes were used to create the artificial habitat which covered a floor area of approximately 1000 sq. m. Inhabitation of lobsters in the artificial habitat was recordedfor the first time three months after the installation of the modules. Both Panulirus ornatus and P.homarus were encountered in bottom set gill net catches operated in the vicinity of the artificial habitat.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial habitat; spiny lobsters; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:2377
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:20 Aug 2010 11:06
Last Modified:20 Aug 2010 11:06

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