Post harvest losses in the fisheries of Kainji Lake

Eyo, A.A. (1997) Post harvest losses in the fisheries of Kainji Lake. New Bussa, Nigeria, Nigerian-German (GTZ) Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project, (Nigerian-German Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project Technical Report Series, 5) (ISBN: 978-037-004-8; ISSN:1119-1449).

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Abstract

An assessment is given of the post-harvest losses in the Lake Kainji fisheries of Nigeria. The study focussed on quantifiable information on post-harvest technology and post-harvest losses from fisherfolk, fish processors and fish traders operating within the Kainji Lake basin. The information was obtained from questionnaires sent to a total of 665 respondents, comprising 317 fishermen, 115 fish processors, 125 fish buyers, and 111 fish sellers in 45 fishing villages and collection centres within the lake basin. Considering the total catch from gillnets, longlines, traps and cast nets estimated at 14,000 in 1995 about 1,000 t of fish was either discarded or lost value due to spoilage during handling by fisherfolk. Assuming an average prices of 80 Naira/kg of fish, the loss to the economy amounted to 80 million Naira annually. Appropriate recommendations are made to significantly reduce post-harvest losses in the Kainji Lake fishery. (PDF contains 91 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Post harvest losses in the fisheries of Kainji Lake
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Eyo, A.A.
Series Name: Nigerian-German Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project Technical Report Series
Number: 5
Date: 1997
Publisher: Nigerian-German (GTZ) Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project
Place of Publication: New Bussa, Nigeria
Projects: Nigerian-German (GTZ) Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project
Issuing Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (Nigeria Office)
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3830
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010 10:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:52
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3830

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