Observations on the exploitation of clams in Tuticorin

Dharmaraj, S and Shanmugasundaram, K and Suja, C P (2005) Observations on the exploitation of clams in Tuticorin. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 184 . pp. 10-12.



Exploitation of marine molluscs is a seasonal activity in Tuticorin. Exploitation of windowpane oyster Placuna placenta was reported earlier in 2001 at Tuticorin Bay mainly for the collection of pearls and the empty shells for shell craft industry. This was followed by large scale collection of the windowpane oyster Pplacenta in 2002 at Vellapatti near Tuticorin for utilization of their shells in cosmetic and paint industry, in poultry feed and lime preparations. In February 2004 large scale exploitation of clams had taken place in Tuticorin for shell craft industry.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:exploitation; clams; Tuticorin
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:3940
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 16:02
Last Modified:28 Sep 2010 16:02

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