362 pages, Tabs, plates
This is the first comprehensive book to be published on the molluscan fisheries and their aquaculture in India. It contains 15 chapters. The chapter on introduction is followed by chapters 2 to 11 which deal with Chank, Topshell and Green Snail, Abalones and other Gastropods, Oysters, Pearl Oysters, Pearl Mussels, Marine Mussels, Clams, Windowpane Oyster and Cephalopods respectively. Each chapter contains information on resources and culture. Chapter 12 deals on principal diseases, 13 on Shellfish and public health, and 14 on integrated farming systems, using molluscs as biofilters. The last chapter on, recent developments, covers an array of topics, mostly on technological advances made in other countries towards increasing the production and productivity of molluscs. The book is well illustrated with drawings and colour photographs and contains more than 1100 references. This book not only gives comprehensive information on the current status of molluscan resources but also deals on the developments in the global scenario.
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