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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:5366
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:12
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:12

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