Status of marine pearl culture of India

Appukuttan, K K (2004) Status of marine pearl culture of India. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life Food and Medicine Expo, 27-29 February 2004, Chennai.


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    The pearls produced by the Indian pearl oyster Pinctadafucata have been acclaimed globally as the Oriental Pearls. During the last five years, the Institute has made concerted efforts to upgrade pearl production methodology by developing new techniques for pearl production through tissue cultured pearl at the Tuticorin Research Centre of CMFRI. Efforts were also made to produce large pearls (>6 mm), which are highly priced in the international market. The technique for mabe pearls production has also been developed in P.fucata. The advances made in research and development of marine pearl culture in India with a note on the problems faced by the industry and the potential for development of pearl culture in India is presented in the paper.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: marine pearl culture; India
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 11:36
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45

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