The edible oyster culture

Muthiah, P and Rajapandian, M E and Ramadoss, K and Appukuttan, K K and Velayudhan, T S (2000) The edible oyster culture. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 786-801.



In 1970s the CMFR Institute initiated oyster culture through rack and tray method. Large scale spat collection, preparation of spat collectors, season and seed availability were studied. In 1980, a hatchery was set up with annual production capacity of one million edible oyster seed and the techniques involved in hatchery system were standardized. The seed were supplied to other centres of this Institute and Gujarat Fisheries Department. The production rates for rack and tray, string and stake method were estimated as 120 t and 22 t respectively. As part of extension, one lab to land programme, 8 training programmes, one workshop and a summer insitute were conducted. Results of experimental oyster culture work carried out at Mandapam, Madras, Bheemunipatnam, Kakinada, Mulki, Dharmadam, Ashtamudi and Cochin backwaters are given. Rearing 600 strings in 0.04 ha at Ashtamudi and harvesting 2.5t oysters pointed out 44.8% return with estimated production of 80- 105t/ha. Further research priorities on oyster culture aspects are indicated.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Edible oyster culture
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:4327
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 12:05
Last Modified:27 Nov 2010 15:54

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