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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Culture; brown mussel; Perna indica; Vizhinjam|
|Subjects:||Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Arun Surendran|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2010 14:57|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2010 14:57|
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