Open sea raft culture of green mussel at Calicut

Kuriakose, P S (1980) Open sea raft culture of green mussel at Calicut. CMFRI Bulletin, 29. pp. 33-38.


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Employing coir ropes of 5-8 m length, suspended from 6 X 5 m and 8 x 8 m teak wood rafts anchord in the open sea off Calicut at depths 8-10 m, transplanted green mussel seed (20-30 mm size) show a fast growth ranging from 10.6 mm to 13.5 ram per month reaching harvestable size of 80 mm in 5 months. A production range of 4.4 kg to 12.3 kg per metre length of rope has been achieved. Meat content ranges from 34.82-40.5 %,

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: raft culture; green mussel; Calicut
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 12:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:08

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