Production of mother oysters of Pinctada fucata (Gould) by manipulation of stocking density

Jagadis, I and Ignatius, Boby and Victor, A C C and Ilangovan, K (2006) Production of mother oysters of Pinctada fucata (Gould) by manipulation of stocking density. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 53 (3). pp. 297-305.


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Marine pearl culture is a multifaceted technique involving three different kind of works namely i) seed production, ii) farming and mother oyster development and iii) nucleation and pearl production. To make the technique more viable and economically feasible it is imperative to make critical analysis of the various technicalities involved in the culture strategy. Hence a commercial level scheme on marine pearl culture in the inshore waters of Gulf of Mannar (GOM) was taken up during 1998-2004 at Mandapam Regional Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). Critical analysis of the data revealed that a definite upgradation of pearl culture technology is required in many components coupled with policy decisions by the State Government. The present paper focuses on a single major problem of production of mother oysters for nucleation and pearl production on a continuous and commercial scale of operation. The culture method, appropriate farm management, stock density, growth and survival, culling and their effect on the production of mother oyster suitable for nucleation are presented in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: oyster production; Pinctada fucata; manipulation of stocking density
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 05:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:37

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