Fish production from aquatic weeds

Okafor, L.I. (1983) Fish production from aquatic weeds. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 68-71.

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Abstract

Irrigation in the eleven River Basin Authorities and in particular in the South Chad Irrigation Project and the Baga Polder Project is increasing and demands high yearly investments for aquatic weed control in canals and drains. If the weeds are biologically controlled by the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella Val.), the costs will be turned into profit, particularly when the fish production (resident fish plus grass carp) is harvested and sold for food. The use of irrigation canals and drains for aquaculture in the form of fish polyculture may be a wise step towards increased fish production. This paper highlights the concept of fish production from aquatic weed control and concludes that it is a proven profitable venture in several countries

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Fish production from aquatic weeds
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Okafor, L.I.
Page Range: pp. 68-71
Date: 1983
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; aquaculture development; biological control; canals; fish culture; freshwater weeds; irrigation water; plant control; polyculture; Ctenopharyngodon idella;
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3424
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:27
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3424

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