Ill Edible Bivalves; Clams and others

Nayar, K Nagappan and Mahadevan, S (1974) Ill Edible Bivalves; Clams and others. In: CMFRI Bulletin No.25, The Commercial molluscs of India. Nair, R V and Rao, K Satyanarayana,(eds.) CMFRI, Mandapam Camp, pp. 40-53.

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Abstract

Clams belonging to a number of species and a fevi' other edible bivalves occur in appreciable quantities in different parts of the Indian coasts and support subsistence fisheries. Thousands of square kilometres of our coastal seas, backwaters and estuaries form ideal habitat for the growth of these bivalves and many among the poorer classes of the coastal population use them as food although it should be admitted that a vast majority of other fish-eating population of our country have not developed a liking for these shellfish. The flesh of clams being rich in glycogen, protein and health giving minerals is highly nutritious.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:bivalves
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Clam
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:643
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:25 May 2010 16:47
Last Modified:25 May 2010 16:47

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