Environmental hazards to small scale fisheries resources management in Nigeria

Chukwu, L.O. (1999) Environmental hazards to small scale fisheries resources management in Nigeria. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 3-8 November 1996 ,New Bussa, Nigeria, pp. 252-259.

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Abstract

This paper examined the environmental hazards limiting sustainable small-scale fisheries development in Nigeria. Observation has showed that hazards range from pollution of the aquatic habitats by domestic and urban sewage and garbage, agro-chemicals, industrial pollutants, crude oil spillage etc. In an attempt to maximize catch, many migrant and part-time fisher folks indulge in highly destructive and obnoxious fishing practices with adverse impact on fisheries resources. These have constituted significant environmental hazards. Discharges of waste from aquacultural practices in to rivers and lakes have also been identified as sources of environmental hazards. Some aquatic weeds such as water hyacinth are sources of hazards. The effects of environmental hazards on small-scale fisheries resources may be direct arising from the toxicity of pollutants or indirect as a result of ecosystem modification. Some of the effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment and fish have been discussed in the paper

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Environmental hazards to small scale fisheries resources management in Nigeria
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Chukwu, L.O.
Page Range: pp. 252-259
Date: 1999
Event Title: 13th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: New Bussa, Nigeria
Event Dates: 3-8 November 1996
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; agricultural pollution; fisheries; fishery management; hazard assessment; hazards; pollution; resource management
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Pollution
Environment
Item ID: 3864
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:45
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3864

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