Hatchery technology for pearl oyster production

Alagarswami, K and Dharmaraj, S and Velayudhan, T S and Chellam, A (1987) Hatchery technology for pearl oyster production. CMFRI Bulletin - Pearl culture, 39. pp. 62-71.


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The successful development of hatchery technology for production of pearl oyster Pinctada fucata spat in 1981 at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Alagarswami et al, 1983 a, b, c) is an important milestone in the progress of research and development of molluscan shelfish culture in India. This is evident from the fact that subsequently, similar developments have been achieved in the production of spat of the oyster Crassostrea madrasensis in 1982 (Nayar et al., 1984), green mussel Perna viridis (Rangarajan, 1983) and brown mussel P. indie a in 1983 (Appukuttan et al, 1984). These developments have resulted in the establishment of a moderate shellfish hatchery at Tuticorin which has become capable of mass production of spat of any of these marine bivalves with a certain degree of predictabilitly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hatchery technology; pearl oyster production
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:53
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2667

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