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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Indian pearl oyster; Pinctada fucata; Kollam Bay|
|Subjects:||Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Geetha P Mrs|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2010 15:33|
|Last Modified:||30 May 2012 12:00|
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