Successful long distance road transport of green mussel from Calicut to port Okha.

Trivedi, C R and Bhaskaran, M M and Wadhw, D J and Khhayya, F D (1986) Successful long distance road transport of green mussel from Calicut to port Okha. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 70 . p. 24.

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The seeds of green mussel were collected from coastal areas at Elathur (north of Calicut) in the morning hours of 26-11-'83, and after cleaning them thoroughly with sea water, without any prior conditioning, were kept in HDPE tanks of about 300-400 litre capacity. A total of 9,000 seeds were thus collected and transported to Port Okha, The journey started from Calicut on 26-ll-'83 at 1000 hrs and ended at Port Okha on l-12-'83 at 0230 hrs covering a linear distance of 2,300 km. The average size was 24.4 mm in length, 4.6 g in wet weight, 12.8 mm in width and 7.7 mm in breadth, and the transport used was a closed body insulated 10 tonner truck. Water was not changed during the entire journey period from Calicut to Okha. The experience gained in the process of transportation can go a long way in mass transplantation of mussel seeds or allied fish/shellfish seeds in the future.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:green mussel., HDPE tanks., kerosene tins., footer tank., coral stones., transplantation
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:4419
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Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 12:23
Last Modified:09 Sep 2010 12:23

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