Sustainability of indigenous technology in postharvest fisheries operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria

Abolagba, O.J. and Enofe, O.J (2003) Sustainability of indigenous technology in postharvest fisheries operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 137-142.

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Abstract

The study examined the sustainability of various indigenous technologies in post-harvest fishery operation in Edo and Delta States (Nigeria). A total of seventy processors were interviewed during the survey through a random selection. The data obtained were analysed by descriptive statistics. The results obtained revealed that the majority of the fish processors within the study areas were married with women who were not educated beyond the first Leaving School Certificate. Most of the fish processed were bought fresh, while the commonest method of preservation/processing practiced was smoking. The type of processing equipment used was the Chorkor smoking kiln and the drum smoker while the commonest source of energy is firewood. The processing activities within the communities were found to be profitable. However it was observed that due to the high cost of processing materials and equipment, the economic growth and the living standard is quite low. Some recommendations were made to improve the traditional method of fish preservation and processing

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Sustainability of indigenous technology in postharvest fisheries operations in Edo and Delta states, Nigeria
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Abolagba, O.J.
Enofe, O.J
Page Range: pp. 137-142
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; curing; fishery industry; processing fishery products; socioeconomic aspects
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 3607
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/3607

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