Coastal Aquaculture - Mussel farming; Progress and prospects

Nayar, K Nagappan and Mahadevan, S and Alagarswami, K and Meenakshisundaram, P T (1980) Coastal Aquaculture - Mussel farming; Progress and prospects. Technical Report. CMFRI, Kochi.

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Abstract

During the seventies, the Central Marine Fisheri^ lleseardi Institute gave a lead in researches on mariculture and has carved for itself a pioneering role in the R& D programmes of mariculture in the countiy which has been well recognised. Impressed by the outstanding contributions made during the decade, the infrastructure facilities built up and, above all, the scientific and techni<ial competence it has acquittdi jm UNDP/ICAR Centre of Advanced Studies in Mariculture has been instituted at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute since June 1979. The Centre aims at providing postgraduate education in the new discipline of Mariculture and improvmg the quality of research through doct(»ral and post-doctoral research programmes in identified areas. One of the priority areas of mariculture in India is mussel culture. Although considered a poor relation of the oyster in Europe, mussel has one of the highest potentials in India for increaang production of protein- rich sea food. Mussel gives the highest conversion of primary producera ^hytojrfankton) to human food and culture production in column waters enhances the yield several fold. India has a traditional sustenance fishery for the mmsels at a few centres but the scope for increasing natural production from the existing beds is rather limited.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:coastal aquaculture; mussel farming
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture
CMFRI Bulletin
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:679
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:26 May 2010 17:21
Last Modified:04 Jun 2014 10:17

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