Perspectives in pearl culture

Alagarswami, K (1987) Perspectives in pearl culture. In: Contributions in Marine Sciences A Special Collection of Papers to Felicitate Dr. S.Z. Qasim on his Sixtieth Birthday. National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, pp. 37-49.


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The art of pearl culture, as initially developed by late Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893 and subsequently improved upon by the Japanese scientists and farmers is in the process of undergoing changes with scientific inputs in new areas. While the traditional pearl culture industry of Japan is looking for improvement in the quality of cultured pearls, several new entrants are coming into the industry. In some areas, there is also interest in reviving the natural populations and improving their pearl producing potential.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: pearl culture; pearl oyster; mollusc
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2011 12:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:46

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