Commercial aquaculture in Nigeria: a vertically integrated approach in the commercial freshwater farming of tilapia in floating bamboo net-hapas and cages systems

Otubusin, S.O. (1987) Commercial aquaculture in Nigeria: a vertically integrated approach in the commercial freshwater farming of tilapia in floating bamboo net-hapas and cages systems. In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 Sep 1986 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 440-446.

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Abstract

Tilapia once termed "poor man's" fish, still remains as the highly-priced food fish in many developing countries. The good attributes of this fish prompt its use in intensive aquaculture vertically integrated systems (VIS) which embrace broodstock development, hatchery/nursery and growout phase. Based on the series of studies carried out at Kainji Lake Research Institute, in New Bussa, Nigeria using Oreochromis (Tilapia niloticus) in floating bamboo hapas/cages, the recommended intensive modular systems were estimated to be capable of producing 4 million Tilapia fingerlings and 729 tons fish (Market-size) annually. Cost-benefit analysis showed the venture to have high prospects. It is recommended that priority be given to Tilapia cage culture at the national level in order to contribute immensely towards increased fish production

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Commercial aquaculture in Nigeria: a vertically integrated approach in the commercial freshwater farming of tilapia in floating bamboo net-hapas and cages systems
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Otubusin, S.O.
Page Range: pp. 440-446
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, Kainji Lake: aquaculture economics; aquaculture enterprises; aquaculture systems; cage culture; cost analysis; fish culture; freshwater aquaculture; Oreochromis niloticus
Subjects:
Aquaculture
Item ID: 3488
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:19
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3488

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