Pearl oyster spat collection

Victor, A C C and Chellam, A and Dharmaraj, S (1987) Pearl oyster spat collection. CMFRI Bulletin - Pearl culture, 39. pp. 49-53.


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For running a pearl culture industry, a steady supply of pearl oyster seed is a pre-requisite. Collection of pearl oysters from the natural beds is not always dependable, owing to their irregular production. Inspection of pearl oyster beds during the last three decades has proved this. There are three ways to raise pearl oyster spat for pearl culture farms: (1) setting up of artificial spat collectors at subsurface during oyster spawning season (2) collection from the natural beds and (3) hatchery production of seed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl oyster; spat collection
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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