Pearl culture experiment along Kerala coast

Velayudhan, T S and Kripa, V and Alloycious, P S (1996) Pearl culture experiment along Kerala coast. In: The Fourth Indian Fisheries Forum, Proceedings, 24-28 November, 1996, Kochi .



The spat of the Indian oyster, Pinc?rr~/uluprt.o(lGr~o uld) and nucleated pearl oysters were transported to a farm set up in the sea off Andakaranazhi near Cochin, Kerala. They were cultured in a longline system from December 1994 to May 1995. The 3 month old pearl oyster spat of 15.9 mm average length attained 46.2 mm in 5 months. The nucleated pearl oysters also showed fnster growth and survival. Pearl production in the nucleated oysters worked out to 33%.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pearl culture; Kerala coast
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:4584
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