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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Clam fishery;Vembanad Lake|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries|
|Deposited By:||Dr. V Mohan|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2010 13:42|
|Last Modified:||10 Mar 2010 13:42|
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