Pearl oyster farming

Chellam, A and Velayudhan, T S and Victor, A C C (1987) Pearl oyster farming. CMFRI Bulletin - Pearl culture, 39. pp. 72-77.


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The pearl oysters are reared for production of cultured pearls. They grow and reproduce in the farm. The nucleus implanted oysters grow in the farm and secrete the mother of pearl around the nucleus. The selection of a farm site is of paramount importance. The selection should be based on an appraisal of the life history and habits of the pearl oysters and the ambience of the environmental parameters. It should provide congenial conditions in the form of protection, sufficient tide/current flows, clarity, optimum saUnity, temperature and adequate amounts of phytoplankton. The farm area should be free from any form of pollution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl oyster; farming
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:57
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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