Investment prospects of fish farming in the Jos-Plateau, Nigeria

Wade, J.W. and Ufodike, E.B.C. (1987) Investment prospects of fish farming in the Jos-Plateau, Nigeria. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 Sep 1986 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 300-318.

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Abstract

The investment prospects of fish farming in the Jos-Plateau, Nigeria, strategically located in about the centre of the country are discussed with special reference to its numerous abandoned mine lakes and the tripartite role of government, universities and individuals. In the Jos-Plateau, about 17.0 km super(2) is covered by these disused mine lakes, making up about 20-30% of the area covered. In such enterprise, problems commonly encountered, like population growth and government planning policies, fish demand and supply, manpower, feed and seed availability, preservation, processing and marketing are discussed. Inspite of these, prospects still abound with regards to land-use of these numerous disused mine lakes and feed availability based on the principles of using both industrial and farm by-products for fish culture, processing and marketing. These potentials, if properly harnessed, will help to supplement the protein insufficiency in the diet of the populace. In this regard, proposals on the economics of production and sales, strategies for achieving these development goals, cost-benefit analysis and their implications in further development of fish culture are discussed

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Investment prospects of fish farming in the Jos-Plateau, Nigeria
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Wade, J.W.
Ufodike, E.B.C.
Page Range: pp. 300-318
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 Sep 1986
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Jos Plateau; aquaculture development; fish culture; freshwater aquaculture; investments; strip mine lakes
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3470
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 07:10
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:21
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3470

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