Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Shellfish Research
This paper reviews the culture of selected bivalves of Mexico. Most species are utilized locally, but there is potential for some exports. The culture and fisheries of bivalves are often hampered by lack of information and restrictive regulations. Pinctada mazatlanica was grown for pearls and pearl shell production in the early 1900s. The methods used for its culture are reviewed. The culture of a few commercial species has shown encouraging results. Over 10,000 kilometers of coastal area with more than 1.5 million hectares of coastal lagoons and bays, plus a subtropical climate, give Mexico a great potential for the development of mariculture.
culture, bivalves, Mexico, Pinctada mazatlanica
Baqueiro, Erik and Castagna, Michael, Fishery And Culture Of Selected Bivalves In Mexico: Past, Present And Future (1988). Journal of Shellfish Research, 7(3), 433-443.