Larval transport and settlement of pearl oysters (Genus Pinctada) in the Gulf of Mannar

Alagarswami, K (1977) Larval transport and settlement of pearl oysters (Genus Pinctada) in the Gulf of Mannar. Proceedings of the Symposium on Warm Water Zooplankton. pp. 678-686.

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Abstract

The pearl oyster resources of India show wide fluctuations in their annual yields. In the Gulf of Mannar, after 27 years of barrenness, the pearl oyster beds revived most profusely in 1955, but soon became depleted after sustaining a seven-year fishery series. Such fluctuations are common on both the Indian and Sri Lanka coasts of the gulf, where the same species (Pinctada fucata) has contributed to the pearl fisheries since time immemorial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Larval transport; Larval settlement; pearl oysters; Pinctada; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects: Eggs and Larvae
Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 08:49
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8492

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