Status of edible oyster, mussel and clam farming in India

Appukuttan, K K and Kripa, V (1987) Status of edible oyster, mussel and clam farming in India. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life Food and Medicine Expo, 27-29 February 2004, Chennai.



Fanning of the edible oyster Crassostrea madrasensis and the green mussel Perna viridis has emerged as a small scale group farming activity along the southwest coast oflndia. With technological support from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and financial inputs from the developmental programs of the maritime statfs and the gram panchayats, farming is done in the coastal waters during the post and premonsoon periods covering a period of5 to 6 months. The main oyster farming areas are Kayamkulam and Ashtamudi Lake while mussel farming is.more popular in North Kerala. The farmed production of oyster and mussel in the country which was nil till 1996~se to 350 and 1250 tonnes respectively during 2002. Clams especially Villorita cyprinoids and Paphia malabari a are farmed by the traditional clam fishers by a semi culture method in Kerala. The significance of site selecti ,the operational expenditure, production per farm, the problems faced by the industry and the potential develop nt of edible bivalve farming in other maritime states is presented in the paper

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:edible oyster; mussel; clam farming; India
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7076
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 15:55
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