Prospects of molluscan mariculture in India- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish

Mohamed, K S (2009) Prospects of molluscan mariculture in India- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    The global aquaculture production is estimated as 54.8 million tonnes (FAO, 2003) of which molluscs contributes for more than 20% (11.1 million t). The rate of increase in production is presented in Fig.1. The major species farmed globally are the Pacific Cupped oyster, clams, mussels, scallops, abalones, etc. (Fig.2). In the recent past, India has made a small beginning (annual production of nearly 10,000 t) in molluscan farming (mussels and oysters) in the state of Kerala, but it is yet to pick up in other maritime states, inspite of its immense potential. The nation has been able to develop full fledged mariculture technologies for edible oysters, mussels, marine pearl production in fucata oysters, and also developed hatchery technologies for pearl oysters, mussels, clams and some species of cephalopods and gastropods.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: molluscan mariculture; India
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Molluscan Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 05:42
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:32
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5366

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