Involvement of fishermen children in fishing activities in Lake Chad region

Sule, O.D. and Raji, A. (2003) Involvement of fishermen children in fishing activities in Lake Chad region. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of nigeria (FISON) , 4-9 November 2001 ,Maiduguri, Nigeria, pp. 288-297.

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Abstract

Five fishing villages in Lake Chad Basin region of Borno State (Nigeria) were assessed for the roles of children in fishing activities in the area. The villages surveyed include: Bundaram, Yobe, Daba masara, Dumba and Doro. The results show that the children were largely between 12-18 years of age in the villages. Generally, the younger children (less than 12 years) participate in activities that require no technicality and little physical strength, while the older children (12 years and above) engage in skillful fabrication of gear and fishing activities. Some activities in the surveyed villages were gender specific. Such activities include fish processing (smoking) which is exclusive for female and few male children, who carry out preliminary cleaning of fish before any processing method is applied. 80% of the children in the five fishing villages claimed proper understanding of the techniques and procedure involved in most fishing activities. About 65% of the children sampled showed willingness to become full time fishermen while 22% were uncertain and claimed that they do not know what the future holds for them. 15% of them resolved to migrate to town so that they could live a city life

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Involvement of fishermen children in fishing activities in Lake Chad region
Personal Creator/Author:
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Sule, O.D.
Raji, A.
Page Range: pp. 288-297
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; lake fisheries; sociological aspects
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 3635
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2010 07:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:05
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3635

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