Pearl Culture - A New Hope for Aquaculture in the 21 st Century

Silas, E G (2003) Pearl Culture - A New Hope for Aquaculture in the 21 st Century. First Indian Pearl Congress and Exposition. pp. 5-9.


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Mankind has always been attracted to pearls, the most mesmerizing and noble of gems. The history of the cultured pearl has been traced from the time of its invention. The famous fisheries for Indian oriental pearls in the Palk Bay, Gulf of Mannar and the Gulf of Kutch have been described. The pioneering work of James Hornell on pearl fisheries and culture and the subsequent advances made in pearl culture in Indian marine pearl oysters and freshwater mussels by CMFRI and CIFA are outlined. The future course of action for producing value added, internationally competitive pearls are provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl Culture; Aquaculture
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Pearl oyster
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50

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