An evaluation of the artisanal fisheries resources of the Cross River State of Nigeria

Moses, B.S. (1987) An evaluation of the artisanal fisheries resources of the Cross River State of Nigeria. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 September, 1986 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 128-155.

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Abstract

The Cross River State (Nigeria) marine and freshwater artisanal capture fisheries are divided into 4 categories according to the type of resources being exploited. Schaefer's production model is applied to each of the fisheries to estimate the maximum sustainable yields (Ymax). The total potential yield for all the fisheries in natural waters is 178,650 tonnes/year. This potential is unlikely to be achieved as more fishermen are abandoning the occupation due to the scarcity of boats, outboard engines and nets. Even if the full potentials were realized the production would still be short of what the State should produce by about 30.5%. Investment opportunities which, if effected can help to narrow the gap between the available and the desired level of production are enumerated

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: An evaluation of the artisanal fisheries resources of the Cross River State of Nigeria
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Moses, B.S.
Page Range: pp. 128-155
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, Cross Rivers State; artisanal fishing; inland fisheries; investments; marine fisheries; potential yield; stock assessment
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 3450
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 19:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:25
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3450

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