Atlas of Clam Resources of Karnataka

Rao, G Syda and Kuriakose, P S and Ramachandran, N and Meiyappan, M M and Achari, G P Kumaraswamy and Nagaraja, D and Shivanna, H S (1989) Atlas of Clam Resources of Karnataka. CMFRI Special Publication, 46. pp. 1-56.


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Among the renewable molluscan resources in India, the clams of the estuarine and backwater regions provide livelihood for the poor who exploit them for their meat and shells. The clam meat is rich in protein and is also cheap when compared to prawns and fishes. It is relished by the rich and the poor alike in Karnataka. The clam shells, made up of mostly calcium carbonate, are used for industrial purposes. The export of frozen clam meat started recently during the eighties enhanced the rate of exploitation considerably in states like Kerala causing concern. Therefore the study of this resource has gained Importance in recent years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atlas; Clam Resources; Karnataka
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
CMFRI Special Publication
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:00
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22

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