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Aquaculture Studies 2014, Vol 14, Num, 3     (Pages: 043-049)

Investigation On Economical Characteristics Of Freshwater Mussels In Gölbaþi Lake (Hatay)

Hülya ŞEREFLİŞAN 1

1 Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Deniz Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi Fakültesi, 31200 İskenderun/HATAY DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v2014i21953.235714 Viewed : 2652 - Downloaded : 2838 A new industry has been developed based on shell bivalves sector in fisheries activities. Billion $ employment for thousand people has been provided by this sector. This study aim to determine current status of freshwater bivalves production, which areas fresh water bivalves were evaluated and what other alternative areas fresh water bivalves might be evaluated. Freshwater mussels collected from Hatay whether useable in Ottoman hand craft or not will be evaluated. Also, this bivalve's shell could be evaluated in ornamentals and button. In conclusion, freshwater mussels have a huge population how useable other widely spread sectors were investigated. In this study, Potamidalittoralis and Leguminaia wheatleyi can be evaluated in Ottoman hand craft , Unio terminalis can be useable in pearl production as nucleus and Anodonta pseudodopsis might be taken in the shell of the decorative arts is obtained.Musselsconsumedas a food sourceinterms ofresearch results, a productof economic valuethathas been established inEurope especiallyin Germany. Keywords : Potamida littoralis, Leguminaia wheatleyi, U. terminalis and A. pseudodopsis, shell industry, nacre, food source