Mussel seed prospecting along Malabar coast and the influence of rainfall

Laxmilatha, P and Sivadasan, M P (2007) Mussel seed prospecting along Malabar coast and the influence of rainfall. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 191 . pp. 5-8.

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Abstract

The green mussel Perna viridis forms a significant fishery along the Malabar coast. The green mussel forms extensive beds on the laterite and granite formations along Kasargod to Kozhikode in the intertidal and subtidal zones up to 15-20m depth.The mussel farming sector now faces twofold problem in acquiring seed for farming in the estuaries. a) Mussel spat settlement has been relatively poor and not available duringthe mussel farming season. b) The mussel pickers are unwilling to supply seed to the mussel farmers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malabar coast; Perna viridis; seed; spat fall
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Kozhikode
ID Code:3376
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Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 14:46
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:46

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