A note on whelk [Babylonia spp.) fishery in Pondicherry

Chidambaram, L (1997) A note on whelk [Babylonia spp.) fishery in Pondicherry. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 147 . p. 15.

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Abstract

Whelk meat is being exported from India to Japan and Singapore since 1994. Due to Its increasing demand, coastal fishermen of Pondicherry and the districts of Villupuram and Cuddalore (South Arcot) are now exploiting two species of Babylonia. (B. spirata and B. zeylanica), locally known as 'Puramuttai' or 'Kozhichank' In good quantities since December 1995. Presented in this note is a brief account of the whelk fishery in Pondicherry.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:whelk; Babylonia; fishery; Pondicherry
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:5056
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Deposited On:07 Oct 2010 15:18
Last Modified:07 Oct 2010 15:18

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