Integrating cultural, economic and environmental requirements for fish production in Borno State

Raji, A. and Omoyeni, B.A. (2003) Integrating cultural, economic and environmental requirements for fish production in Borno State. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 58-62.

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Abstract

The study examines the integration of cultural, economic and environmental requirements for fish production in Borno State, Nigeria. A reconnaissance survey was conducted transferring some selected Local Government Areas. 60 questionnaires were administered in the six Local Governments representing Southern Borno State with Biu and Shani, central Borno with Konduga & Jere and Northern Borno with Gubia and Kukawa respectively. There is no cultural constraint to fish production but about 63% prefers to invest in other farming activities than in fish farming. 33% are not aware that fish can be cultured apart from getting it from the wild. 35% have the impression that fish farming ventures can be handled by government only. The economic earnings for fish production are high especially in some parts of Northern Borno, but the Local market potentials throughout the state are great. Nigeria has suitable soil for ponds apart from few locations at the central and Northern Borno that are made by sandy soil. Numerous perennial and seasonal rivers, streams, lakes, pools and flood plains adequate for fish culture especially in Southern Borno exist. The mean annual rainfall can result in some water storage in ponds. In areas where the annual precipitation is less than 550mm, exist few flow boreholes with potentials for fish production. The temperature regime may support growth and survival of fish even during the hottest months of the year (March, April and May). With the understanding and manipulation of these requirements, fish production in Nigeria can be greatly enhanced

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Integrating cultural, economic and environmental requirements for fish production in Borno State
Personal Creator/Author:
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Raji, A.
Omoyeni, B.A.
Page Range: pp. 58-62
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; environmental conditions; fish culture; fishery development; potential resources; site selection
Subjects: Fisheries
Environment
Item ID: 3596
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:50
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:07
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3596

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