An overview of the Clupeid fishing gear of Kainji Lake

Yaro, I. (2003) An overview of the Clupeid fishing gear of Kainji Lake. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 132-136.

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Abstract

Fishing gears and methods that target the Clupeids are atalla lift net, light attraction, midwater trawl and dala (Clupeid beach seine).Dala fisheries have been the most lucrative fishing gear on Clupeids within the recent past. However, it has been declared as 100% illegal gear having a mesh size of 0.1 mm, because it catches indiscriminately undersized (juveniles/larvae) commercial fish. The ban on the gear was therefore mounted through promulgation and implementation of special fisheries laws for Kainji Lake (Nigeria). Although, the use of Dala fishing gear and method has decreased due to this management approach, its use is currently increased again. It is therefore suggested that the ban on the use of Dala may not be the answer to indiscriminate fisheries, but modification of the gear and methods for harvesting Clupeids should be the main objective

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: An overview of the Clupeid fishing gear of Kainji Lake
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Yaro, I.
Page Range: pp. 132-136
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; clupeoid fisheries; fishery regulations; fishing gear; gear selectivity; size-limit regulations; Clupeidae
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3606
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:16
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:06
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3606

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