Accelerated growth of the Indian pearl oyster Pinctada fucata in Kollam Bay, southwest coast of India.

Mohamed, K S and Kripa, V and Velayudhan, T S and Radhakrishnan, P and Alloycious, P S and Joseph, Mathew and Jenni, B and Leena, Ravi and Vinod, M and Appukuttan, K K (2005) Accelerated growth of the Indian pearl oyster Pinctada fucata in Kollam Bay, southwest coast of India. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 186. pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Seed production of Pinctada fucata using induced breeding techniques were developed by the CMFRI to support the pearl culture industry. Subsequent to this, the growth of hatchery produced pearl oyster spat transplanted to pearl farms near the natural oyster beds in the Gulf of Mannar were studied. Observations indicated that the pearl spat (3 to 5 mm) produced in the hatchery have to be reared for 12 to 20 months before they reach an implantable size. Currently pearl culture farms located along the southeast coast face the problem of long grow out phase.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian pearl oyster; Pinctada fucata; Kollam Bay
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2010 10:03
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/4222

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