Culturable fish seeds in Nigerian waters: A research survey (1978-1985)

Agwumba, A. and Ezenwa, B, B. and Alegbeleye, O. and Anyanwu, P. (1985) 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, pp. 99-112.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Culturable fish seeds in Nigerian waters: A research survey (1978-1985)
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Agwumba, A.
Ezenwa, B, B.
Alegbeleye, O.
Anyanwu, P.
Page Range: pp. 99-112
Date: 1985
Event Title: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Event Dates: 26-29 November, 1985
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquaculture development; fish culture; potential resources; seed (aquaculture); seed collection
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3400
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 15:15
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 18:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3400

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