Molluscan Fisheries

Investigating Fisheries of
  • Cephalopods
  • Bivalves
  • Gastropods
Mariculture of
  • Bivalves
  • Gastropods
  1. Undertaking basic, strategic and applied research in molluscan fisheries and mariculture
  2. Monitoring and assessing the molluscan fisheries resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and to understand the stock and its dynamics in relation to environment and human interventions
  3. Developing and commercializing hatchery and production system technologies for molluscan shell fish in coastal and molluscan capture fisheries
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Research Projects

Xth Plan

In-house Research Projects

•  MF / CAP /01 - Appraisal of Marine Fisheries of Andhra Pradesh
•  MF/CAP/02 - Building trophic models and fisheries management simulations for the Indian Seas: Part 1 – Northwest coast (NWC) and Gulf of Mannar (GOM) ecosystems

Sponsored Research Projects


•  NATP/PSR - Breeding and culture of pearl oysters and production of pearls
•  NATP/PSR – Mariculture of mussels
•  ICAR-AP Cess Fund - Application of trophic modelling for the Arabian Sea of Karnataka
•  ICAR-AP Cess Fund - Development of sea farming technology for the whelk, Babylonia spp
•  DOD - Farming and pearl production in the black lip pearl oyster
•  ICAR-AP Cess Fund - Assessing the impact of fisheries on the biodiversity of marine fish resources of Southwest coast of India

Xl th Plan

In-house Research Projects

•     MF / IDP /01 – Developing management advisories for sustaining marine fisheries of Andhra Pradesh
•     MF/ IDP /02 – Application of trophic modelling in marine fisheries management

Sponsored Research Projects

• DOD - Farming and pearl production in the black lip pearl oyster
• ICAR-AP Cess Fund - Assessing the impact of fisheries on the biodiversity of marine fish resources of Southwest coast of India

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Salient achievements

Potential yield of major bivalve and gastropod stocks

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