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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Abstract

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-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
ID Code:7745
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 17:06
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 17:06

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