Transportation of live Finfishes and Shellfishes

Peer Mohamed, M and Devaraj, M (1997) Transportation of live Finfishes and Shellfishes. CMFRI Special Publication, 66. pp. 1-43.


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Livefish trade, especially the live ornamental fish and live seafood trade, is emerging as a major business venture in most of the tropical countries. Production of livefish through aquaculture has also undergone vast changes during the past 20 years. In aquaculture, transport of broodstock from the wild to the hatchery or seed from the hatchery to the growouts forms one of the basic requirements. The demandfor livefiriflsh and shellfish is rapidly increasir^g and in most of the developed countries, more and more livefish traders and restaurants are offering live fishery products to their customers. Air liftiry of live se<^ood has also increased during the last few years. The mcgor constraint to the development of live seafood export is the lack of information on handling the aquatic organisms after they are caught, right through the transport and sale to the customers. Necessary precautions have to be taken while catching, packing and transporting the aquatic organisms. Apart from careful handling, a thorough knowledge of the behaviour and physiology of the animal is necessary to minimise the stress during storage and transportation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transportation; Finfishes; Shellfishes
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
CMFRI Special Publication
Aquaculture > Fish transportation
Fish and Fisheries > Shell fish
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:22

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