Farming experiments and transfer of technology of bivalve culture along the southwest coast of India

Appukuttan, K K and Velayudhan, T S and Kuriakose, P S and Laxmilatha, P and Kripa, V and Narasimham, K A (1993) Farming experiments and transfer of technology of bivalve culture along the southwest coast of India. NAGA ICLARM Quarterly, 21 (3). pp. 23-26.

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Abstract

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in India developed bivalve farming technologies in the 1970s. but these were not widely adopted at the time. In 1993, CMFRI undertook an action research program to encourage farming of edible oysters, mussels, clams and pearls along the southwest coast of India. Successful demonstration of the viability of bivalve farming led to the initiation of commercial farming of mussels and generated interest among farmers and entrepreneurs in developing production of pearls and farming of edible oysters. Given the high potential for mollusc aquacultu re, both for the local and export markets, issues such as demarcation and issuance of lease rights on aquaculture zones in public waterbodies by the government, organization of marketing systems and provisions for technical and fin ancial support to farmers need to be addressed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Farming experiments; transfer of technology; bivalve culture; southwest coast of India
Subjects:Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7088
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:27 Jan 2011 16:30
Last Modified:27 Jan 2011 16:30

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