Penaeid prawns and their culture in mangrove areas

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dc.contributor.author Achuthankutty, C.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-05T04:38:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-05T04:38:41Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Conservation of mangrove forest genetic resources: A training manual, Ed. by: Deshmukh, S.V.; Balaji, V. 393-395p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2648
dc.description.abstract Culture of penaeid prawns in mangrove areas has been described. Mangrove ecosystem is rich in particulate organic matter or detritus. Detritus is nutritionally very rich and is the major source of food for the juvenile prawns. The mangrove substratum is also rich in microflora and meiofauna which further enriches the nutritional quality. Other favourable conditions like shallow and calm water, soft bottom for burrowing, protection and shelter providEd. by the mangrove roots and leaves, less number of predatory animals, etc., make this ecosystem the ideal nursery for the penaeid prawns. But prawn culture in the mangrove region would not only disturb and destroy this ecosystem but also work out to be very expensive or uneconomical. Hence it is advisable to select a flat land close to the mangrove environment which is also suitable in all other aspects for aqua farms rather than the mangrove area itself
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Madras, India
dc.rights Copyright [1994]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject prawn culture
dc.subject littoral zone
dc.subject mangrove swamps
dc.title Penaeid prawns and their culture in mangrove areas
dc.type Book Chapter


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