The windowpane oyster resources of Kakinada Bay

Narasimham, K A (1986) The windowpane oyster resources of Kakinada Bay. R & D Series for Marine Fishery Resources Management, 13. pp. 1-3.


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Among the commercially exploited bivalve mollmcs in India the windowpane oyster Placenta placenta (Uniiaeus) (Talapu gulla in Telugu) is next in importance to the clams in quantitative abundance. A major fishery for this species exists in the Kakinada Bay where the annual production is about 50001. Production is about 1500 t/year of empty shells in the Kndhara Bay in the Gulf of Kutch and about 350 t/year in Naukim Bay at Goa. In the fishery at Kakinada Bay about 300 plank-built boats are deployed. This species occurs in stray numbers at several other centres along the Indian Coast. Considerable quantities of the shell are also collected from the subsoil deposits, particularly from the Vembanad Lake in Kerala State.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Windowpane oyster; Kakinada
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:31

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