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Baby clam (Katelysia opima) fishery in Ashtamudi Backwaters

By K K Appukuttan, K T Thomas, Mathew Joseph and T Prabhakaran Nair


Katelysia opima known as baby clam is exploited from Ashtamudi Backwaters in large quantities.\ud A study during 1982-83 showed that the annual landing is S436.S tonnes of this clam with a size range\ud of 20-60 mm. 95 % of the catch is utilized for export as frozen clam meat. A brief account on Ashing\ud method, fishery and utilization is given

Topics: Molluscan Fisheries, Clam
Publisher: MBAI
Year: 1985
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