Lobster farming in India

Radhakrishnan, E V (1996) Lobster farming in India. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48 . pp. 96-98.



Spiny or rock lobsters are low volume and high value fisheries which support some of the most valuable marine resource worldwide. India, earns an approximate US $ 15 million each year through export of lobsters, mostly to Southeast Asian countries and Japan, although less than, 3,000 tonnes is landed annually. The potential for increasing the yield from the wild fisheries is limited, as the stock is subjected to extreme fishing pressure and is nearing their long term equilibrium yield. Hence, the most imaginative management strategy seems to be increasing the production through population enhancement and aquaculture. Recent success in rearing the phyllosoma larvae, has significantly improved the chances of captive breeding and seed production in spiny lobsters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lobster farming; India
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Lobsters
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:2917
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:31 Aug 2010 12:32
Last Modified:31 Aug 2010 12:32

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