Research, conservation and management of edible holothurians and their impact on the Beche-de-mer industry

James, D B (1991) Research, conservation and management of edible holothurians and their impact on the Beche-de-mer industry. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions V, VI, VII 1987, 44 (3). pp. 648-660.

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Abstract

Very little research has been done on the edible holothurians form India. Although more than seventy species of holothurians are known from the shallow-waters of India only about ten species are found to be economically Important. At present one species viz., Holothuria (Metriatyla) scabm Jaegaer Is almost exclusively used In the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay and also In Andamans for the preparation of beche-de-mer. There are already Indications of fishing pressure affecting the stocks. It is therefore necessary to collect data on catch, effort and length composition and also to study age and growth, length at first maturity, spawning, fecundity, development and culture, recruitment and dispersion to take necessary conservation methods to manage and monitor the resource rationally. The impacts of these studies on the beche-de-mer industry are discussed In detail in the paper

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Edible holothurians; beche-de-mer industry
Subjects:Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:3122
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:47
Last Modified:04 Oct 2010 11:47

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