The incidence of Nypa fruticans (Wurmb) and its impact on fisheries production in the Niger Delta mangrove ecosystem

Isebor, C.E. and Ajayi, T.O. and Anyanwu, A. (2003) The incidence of Nypa fruticans (Wurmb) and its impact on fisheries production in the Niger Delta mangrove ecosystem. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 13-16.

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Abstract

Nypa fruticans occurs in Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River State, Nigeria; invading an estimated area of 821 Km super(2) mangrove dominated swamps. Human activities such as tree felling, urbanization, oil and gas exploration and exploitation and other activities led to the interference in the normal mangrove by the Nypa palm. Lack of utilization by the local population of the Nypa palm as in into-pacification has increased the population over the years. The effect includes the reduction in primary and secondary productivity, disruption of food chain and erosion of riverbanks. The eradication of the Nypa palm from the Niger delta mangrove ecosystem and replacement with red and white mangroves will restore the ecosystem health and enhance biological diversity

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The incidence of Nypa fruticans (Wurmb) and its impact on fisheries production in the Niger Delta mangrove ecosystem
Personal Creator/Author:
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Isebor, C.E.
Ajayi, T.O.
Anyanwu, A.
Page Range: pp. 13-16
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; aquatic plants; ecosystem management; environmental impact; mangroves; Nypa fruticans
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Environment
Item ID: 3588
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:08
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3588

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