Culture of brown mussel Perna indica at Vizhinjam

Appukuttan, K K and Alagarswami, K (1980) Culture of brown mussel Perna indica at Vizhinjam. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 16. pp. 11-13.


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Two species of sea mussels occur along the Indian coasts. The green mussel Perna viridis has a wide distribution on both the east and west coasts of India. On the other hand, the brown mussel Perna indica has a very restricted distribution along the southwest coast from Cape Comorin to Quilon. A traditional sustenance fishery exists for the brown mussel in Cape Comorin, Muttom, Enayam and Vizhinjam and a few other centres. The mussel meat is considered a delicious food item by the coastal people. At Vizhinjam the annual production of brown mussel from the natural beds varies from 50-150 tonnes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture; brown mussel; Perna indica; Vizhinjam
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 09:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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