A review of the black clam (Villorita cyprinoides) fishery of the Vembanad Lake

Laxmilatha, P and Appukuttan, K K (2002) A review of the black clam (Villorita cyprinoides) fishery of the Vembanad Lake. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 49 (1). pp. 85-92.

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Abstract

The black clam, Villorita cyprinoides, is an important fishery of the Vembanad Lake and contributes to over 70% of the total fish production from the Lake. Factors which affect the sustainability of this fishery are indiscriminate exploitation of small-sized clams, closure of the Thaneermukham Barrage, frequent dredging, pollution due to retting, effluents from shrimp processing plants / factories and swarming of weeds. The present status and management options for this important fishery are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.cmfri.org.in
Uncontrolled Keywords:Clam fishery;Vembanad Lake
Subjects:Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:72
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:10 Mar 2010 13:42
Last Modified:10 Mar 2010 13:42

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