Molluscan shellfish resources of India - An overview

Narasimham, K A and Kripa, V and Balan, K (1993) Molluscan shellfish resources of India - An overview. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 40 (1&2). pp. 112-124.


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Several groups of molluscan ahellfish such as cephalopods comprising squids and cuttlefishes; bivalves like pearl oysters, edible oysters, mussels, clams and windowpone oyster; and gastropods represented by diank, top shell, turbo shell and a variety of ornamental species contribute to the marine fisheries of the country. This paper gives a synoptic picture of the available information about these resources, their distribution, exploitation, produdion and stock assessment. Suggestions for developing these resources are also given.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molluscan; shellfish
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 07:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:06

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