Agwumba, A. and Ezenwa, B, B. and Alegbeleye, O. and Anyanwu, P.
Culturable fish seeds in Nigerian waters: A research survey (1978-1985).
In: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 26-29 November, 1985
, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
The desired species identified in this survey include mullets, catfishes, fast growing fish predators, species for control of weeds and grass it, ponds, cichlids and shrimps. Five coastal states: Lagos, Ondo, Bendel, Rivers, and Cross River were covered in the studies. Investigations were also carried into the major rivers and their tributaries. A combination of the estimation methods of Le Cren, (1962) and Pitcher and Mac Donald (1973) was employed in the analysis of data. From the detailed data collected from (1978-1985), the survey indicated that about 100 million fish seeds can be collected annually from Nigerian waters using appropriate gear-seine nets, cast nets, and fish traps. Of this number, 60% is available along the coastal belt of the country while 40% is in the major rivers, their tributaries and swamps. At the present level of fish culture development in Nigeria, this is more than enough, even after allowing for 50% mortality due to handling and transportation stress
Conference or Workshop Item
||Culturable fish seeds in Nigerian waters: A research survey (1978-1985)
|Ezenwa, B, B.|
||4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||26-29 November, 1985
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; aquaculture development; fish culture; potential resources; seed (aquaculture); seed collection
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||19 May 2010 15:15
||14 Dec 2010 18:10
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