Present status and potentials of inshore and offshore pelagic fisheries in the capture and processing industries of Nigeria

Marcus, O. (1987) Present status and potentials of inshore and offshore pelagic fisheries in the capture and processing industries of Nigeria. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 September, 1986 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 75-91.

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1009Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Apart from activities of some foreign-based vessels, commercial exploitation of pelagic fishery resources in Nigeria has been limited to inland and inshore waters. Estimated potential for the inshore pelagic fishery is 70,000-90,000 tonnes while the small pelagic resources in the near offshore as well as tuna and tuna-like fishes further offshore have potentials of about 10,000 metric tonnes each. Despite the abundance of tuna within and adjoining the Nigerian EEZ, and its importance in the international market, only foreign-flagged vessels take advantage. In addition, the inshore pelagic fisheries in Nigeria have for long remained underexploited. The most common processing method has remained the age-old traditional smoke-drying, which is inadequate resulting in colossal waste through denaturation and incessant infestations by insects and moulds among other causes. The use of modern smoking techniques coupled with effective distribution systems can undoubtedly reduce waste. However, these are often not within the reach of most artisanal processors. It is proposed that the organised private sector should invest on simple but proven processing equipment such as smoking kilns. The inshore pelagic fish species and other small fishes can sustain cottage canning industries sited in fishing villages/settlements while larger canning factories should be based on offshore resources. Modalities for successful investments are highlighted, while a major consideration is given to joint ventures

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Present status and potentials of inshore and offshore pelagic fisheries in the capture and processing industries of Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Marcus, O.
Page Range: pp. 75-91
Date: 1987
Event Title: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 22-25 September, 1986
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; fishery development; fishery industry; fishery resources; investments; pelagic fisheries; processing fishery products
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3447
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:25
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3447

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...