Aquaculture research: technology transfer for rural development in Nigeria

Ezenwa, B.I. and Ayinla, O.A. and Ajana, A.M. (2003) Aquaculture research: technology transfer for rural development in Nigeria. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Conventional aquaculture has been promoted in Nigeria for the past five decades with minimal impact on rural communities: from the findings of Maclearen (1949) where he popularized the use of culturable fish predators Lutjanus sp; Pomades sp; Tarpon adanticus; Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus in earthen ponds near Onikan-Lagos, Nigeria; to the finding of Zwilling, 1963, who reported common carp, Cyprinus carpio propagation and culture in Panyan Fish Farm, near Jos; to the findings of FAO, 1965, when the potential culture of marine mullets culture in brackish water ponds in Buguma, Rivers State was presented. The work of other researchers Sivalingam, (1970; 1973), Ezenwa (1976), development officers and extension officers contributed to the development of aquaculture in few rural areas of the country and informed on public and private owned fish farm infrastructures. Despite a moderate long history of aquaculture research and development in Nigeria, an annual production level of 25,000 metric tons was recorded in 1999. This situation calls for a more sustainable approach for a stronger link between aquaculture research and technology transfer for the development of rural communities of Nigeria. This paper therefore examines some of the issues involved in the continuous flow of the new aquaculture technology in the improvement of fish protein output, standard of living of rural farmers and prevention of urban migration by the youth

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Aquaculture research: technology transfer for rural development in Nigeria
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Ezenwa, B.I.
Ayinla, O.A.
Ajana, A.M.
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Date: 2003
Event Title: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Event Dates: 4-9 November 2001
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; aquaculture; aquaculture development; aquaculture techniques; rural development; technology transfer
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3586
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:08
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3586

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