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Study and evaluation of bigano snail (Stramonita haemastoma) as a marketable seafood species




Dong, Xuan

Type of Degree



Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures


To evaluate whether a species is potentially edible, marketable and sustainable, we need to answer quite a few questions about what, why, where, who, when and how. This dissertation consists of five chapters. The basic question including what is bigano snail, why do we want to harvest and utilize bigano snail, where can they be found, who will harvest them and how to utilize them were answered in the literature review. The properties of fresh bigano snail were evaluated in the second chapter. The quality and marketability standards were established in the third chapter. The case studies of dry cold storage methods on the two subspecies of bigano snails over the storage time were evaluated in the fourth and fifth chapters.