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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clam fishery;Vembanad Lake
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 08:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:05
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/72

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