Fish and fisheries of Bakolori Reservoir

Chaudhary, R.S. (1986) Fish and fisheries of Bakolori Reservoir. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 60-67.

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Details are given of fisheries activities carried out in Bakolori Reservoir within the context of many and varied functions of Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority. Experimental fishing was conducted for 55 days in 1979 when the reservoir was only one year old and the exercise continued in 1980 and 1981 also for 85 and 52 days respectively. During the exercise, the catch per unit effort showed an increasing trend with increasing efforts by four times to that of the initial. The fish harvest was 1.205 kg/day when 3.8 nets were operated in 1979, this went up to 3.2 kg when the number of nets were increased to 8.37/day in 1980. This increasing trend continued in 1981 season also when 16.15 nets caught 5.756 kg fish per day. A direct relationship was observed in the fishing efforts and catch. Tilapia, Clarias, Labeo, Schilbe and Synodontis spp, were the most predominant fish species in the catch and contributed more than 97% of the total fish harvest

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Fish and fisheries of Bakolori Reservoir
Personal Creator/Author:
Chaudhary, R.S.
Page Range: pp. 60-67
Date: 1986
Event Title: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 February, 1983
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; fishery development; fishery management; reservoir fisheries
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3422
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 21 May 2010 16:49
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:27
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