Note on the exploitation of edible oysters in Kovalam-Muttukadu backwaters, Madras

Sreenivasan, P V and Thangavelu, R and Selvan, R and Poovannan, P (1987) Note on the exploitation of edible oysters in Kovalam-Muttukadu backwaters, Madras. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical & Extension Series, 78. pp. 15-16.

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Abstract

Existence of edible oyster beds in the backwaters, lagoons and estuaries along both the coasts of India is well known. Unusually heavy exploitation of the beds of edible oysters was observed at Kovalam-Muttukadu backwaters, near Madras. The total area of the bed was 26,068 m' with an estimated biomass of 417 tonnes. Reports say that this year the exploitation was about 87.3% of the total biomass. Apart from the removal of live oysters the quarrying of subfossil deposits on such occasions may prove to be destructive to the beds in the long run.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kovalam; Muttukadu; backwaters; oyster bed; exploitation
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
Depositing User: Users 132 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4167

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