Studies on the settlement of barnacles at different depths in the pearl oyster farm at Tuticorin

Velayudhan, T S (1988) Studies on the settlement of barnacles at different depths in the pearl oyster farm at Tuticorin. CMFRI Bulletin, 42 (2). pp. 301-305.

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    Abstract

    Fouling on the pearl oyster cages in the farm by barnacles and other organisms is considered a big nuisance and also at times retards the growth rate of oysters leading to mortality. Removal of the barnacles is a labour intensive work. To avoid this, experiments were conducted to find out at what depth the intensity of barnacle fouling is minimal so that the cages can be lowered to that depth. it has been found that there is considerable reduction in the number of barnacles settled at 6 m depth even during the peak barnacle settlement season. It is considered to be advantageous to position the cages lower down the water column. The paper gives an account of barnacle fouling intensity on pearl oyster cages in different months and different depths in the pearl oyster farm

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Settlement of barnacles; pearl oyster farm; Tuticorin
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 08:13
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2594

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