Occurrence of mussel seed on dredger pantoons in Ennore estuary, Madras

Sreenivasan, P V and Thangavelu, R and Sarvesan, R and Poovannan, P (1987) Occurrence of mussel seed on dredger pantoons in Ennore estuary, Madras. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 76 . pp. 7-8.

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The major fouling organisms observed on the pantoons in Ennore estuary were mussels, oysters and barnacles, of which the green mussel Perna viridis is the most dominant. The extent of fouling on the pantoons can be understood from the abundance of the green mussels. Shortage of mussel seed has been considered to be the major constraint in the intensification of mussel culture on industrial scale where millions of mussel spat are removed from the pantoons every year and thrown on the sandy beach. These large quantities of mussel spat which are available in Ennore can be collected and very well be used for mussel culture in the backwaters or lagoons.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Perna viridis; mussel seed; fouling; Ennore; pantoons
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:3389
Deposited On:20 Sep 2010 15:59
Last Modified:20 Sep 2010 15:59

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