Culture of brown mussel at Vizhinjam

Appukuttan, K K and Nair, T Prabhakaran and Joseph, Mathew and Thomas, K T (1980) Culture of brown mussel at Vizhinjam. CMFRI Bulletin, 29 . pp. 30-32.

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´╗┐Results of experiments on the cuhure of brown mussel in the Vizhinjam Bay and in the open sea are given. 25-29 mm spat collected during October and November from natural beds and grown on coir ropes suspended from 5 x 4 m rafts grow to 66 mm size in a period of 8 months, giving an average growth of 3.5 mm/month. In the open sea rafts the growth is still faster reaching 66 mm in 5 months at the rate of 5 mm growth per month. The possibility of a production of 150 tonnes of mussels/ha in the bay has been indicated.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:brown mussel; Vizhinjam
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:713
Deposited On:31 May 2010 17:31
Last Modified:31 May 2010 17:31

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