Clam fishery of Mulky estuary during 1978-1982

Rao, G Syda (1984) Clam fishery of Mulky estuary during 1978-1982. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 31 (2). pp. 228-232.


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The magnitude of production of and effort spent in the clam fishery of Mulky estuary from 1978-79 to 1981-82 are presented. An estimated average of about 475 t of clams were landed annually, comprising Meretrix casta (76%) and Paphia malabarica (24%). M. casta is utilised for its meat and shells, whereas P. malabrica exclusively for its meat. The methods of fishing, utilisation and price structure are indicated. Heavy precipitation during S.W. monsoon appears to influence the clam fishery in the succeeding months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clam fishery; Mulky estuary
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 05:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07

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