New trends in farming mussels and edible oyster in India

Kripa, V and Mohamed, K S and Velayudhan, T S and Laxmilatha, P and Radhakrishnan, P and Joseph, Mathew and Alloycious, P S and Jenni, B (2002) New trends in farming mussels and edible oyster in India. In: Mussel culture in malabar prospects and constraints. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, pp. 20-25.


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The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) by setting up demonstration farms and conducting training programmes to fishers was able to popularize bivalve farming in Kerala State. Simultaneously, through interactions with the State government officials and members oflocal governing bodies, project proposals on oyster and mussel farming were recognized .as financially viable schemes for rural development and self-employment. Since 1995, edible bivalves like the Indian backwater oyster, Crassotrea madrasensis and the green mussel, Perna viridis are farmed on a commercial scale in the estuaries of Kerala

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: farming; mussels; edible oyster; India; mollusc
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Molluscan Fisheries > Mussel culture
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 11:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:42

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