Re-emphasizing the importance of Lake Chad fisheries in Nigerian economy: Borno State experience

Odogbo, D. (2003) Re-emphasizing the importance of Lake Chad fisheries in Nigerian economy: Borno State experience. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 240-250.

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Abstract

Nigeria with an estimated population of about 120 million people requires about 2.3 million metric tonnes of fish and fisheries product for good health at the recommended 19 kg/caput/year by FAO. Lake Chad fisheries resource of Borno State is a blessing in disguise to the Nigerian economy. It has potential to produce over 300,000 metric tonnes of fish protein annually, representing about 12.2% of the total fish demand of Nigerians. In spite of this laudable potential Lake Chad fisheries resources of Borno State declined in the past two decades due, largely, to lack of/or inadequate attention by the government, private and commercial organization, lack of social economics and infra-structural facilities for rational exploitations and management of its resources. This paper re-emphasizes the importance of Lake Chad Fisheries of Borno State in the Nigerian economy. The fisheries resources, the environment, the exploitation, the potential marketing, the role of law enforcement and foreign agencies, the constraints and potentials are discussed. Nigeria can derive a substantial proportion of its fish demand from Lake Chad fisheries of Borno State alone just with the adoption of some proffered strategies including combined efforts of the private and public sectors in the rational management of the fisheries resource of Lake Chad

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Re-emphasizing the importance of Lake Chad fisheries in Nigerian economy: Borno State experience
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Odogbo, D.
Page Range: pp. 240-250
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 Chad; fishermen; fishery development; fishery management; lake fisheries; marketing; potential resources
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3627
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:04
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3627

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