Hatchery production of Black-lip pearl oyster spat in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: a success story

Mohamed, K S and Kripa, V and Libini, C L and Shanmugam, K and Rao, K Prakash and Velayudhan, T S (2010) Hatchery production of Black-lip pearl oyster spat in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: a success story. Fishing Chimes, 30 (2). pp. 40-41.

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Abstract

The lustrous black pearls produced by the black-lip pearl oysler Pinctada margaritifera in the inner surface its two shells have become one of the most valuable pearls on earth with prices ranging from a minimum of 100 US$ and to a maximum of 10,000 US$ per pearl, in the case of those at exceptional and rare quality. Through the production of black pearls from Pinctada margaritifera, the island country of Tahili became the global leader in this business controlling 28.8% of the world market.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hatchery production; Black-lip; pearl oyster pearl oyster spat; Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Subjects:Aquaculture > Hatchery
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7097
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:27 Jan 2011 14:52
Last Modified:27 Jan 2011 14:52

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