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. 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-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 05:36
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:16
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2377

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