Application of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques in the verification of fisheries data and trend on Lake Kainji

Okomoda, J.K. and Alamu, S.O. (2003) Application of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques in the verification of fisheries data and trend on Lake Kainji. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 53-58.

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Abstract

After several years of surveys on the Kainji Lake fisheries activities by the Nigerian German Kainji Lake Fish promotion Project (KLFPP) trends regarding catches, yield and other parameter begin to emerge. However, it became obvious that some of the data were not quite as accurate as they were believed to be. Looking at the different editions of the statistical bulletin of Kainji Lake, concerning one given fisheries parameter, sometimes it is possible to reveal inconsistencies and unexplained trends. As compared to the survey method, PRA is primarily for analysis of differences in local phenomenon and processes. Therefore, PRA was used as a complementary tool to enhance the knowledge on issues like fisher women, entrepreneurs, gear ownership structure, mode of operation by owners of large gear number, preference in the use of twine and nylon gill nets, and reasons for misinformation on the number of fishing equipment owned by entrepreneurs, which cannot be done with frame survey. PRA techniques like timeline, mapping, seasonal calendar, transect walk and key informant interviews were utilized in the study process

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Application of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques in the verification of fisheries data and trend on Lake Kainji
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Okomoda, J.K.
Alamu, S.O.
Page Range: pp. 53-58
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, Lake Kainji; fishery data; fishery development; fishery management; rural development; sociological aspects
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 3595
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:07
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3595

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