Fishery management plans and the development of artisanal fisheries in Nigeria: a review

Adesina, E.M. and Ayanda, J.O. (2005) Fishery management plans and the development of artisanal fisheries in Nigeria: a review. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 219-224.

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Abstract

Management of natural resources all over the world is of paramount importance to their sustainability in developing countries like Nigeria, there is less emphasis on proper management especially of fishery and other aquatic resources due to lack of sensitization and enlightenment of the rural dwellers who are closer to such natural resources. The main thrust of this review is to examine the management plans for Nigerian freshwater bodies (rivers and lakes) and the impact of such plans on the artisanal fisheries development in Nigeria. From the on-shelf information gathered there is scarcity of information on the management of Nigerian freshwater body's information available indicates that there is the traditional fisheries management and the government legal approach in form of fisheries Laws and Regulations. However, these management techniques are poorly carried out since there is a poor follow-up. Appreciable impact of fisheries management introduced on Kanji Lake by the Nigerian-German Kanji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project (NGKLFPP) between 1993 and 2001 proves worthwhile as this introduced some management measures such as implementation of fisheries Laws and Regulations, the ban of obnoxious fishing methods, introduction of fishing license, constitution of a management unit and appointment of liaison fishermen. Within the operative years of the project a lot of success was achieved and it is recommended that the approach in Kainji should be replicated in other freshwater bodies in Nigeria to alleviate poverty in the rural poor fishing communities

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Fishery management plans and the development of artisanal fisheries in Nigeria: a review
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Adesina, E.M.
Ayanda, J.O.
Page Range: pp. 219-224
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria, Lake Kainji; artisanal fishing; fishery management; inland fisheries
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 3988
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:35
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3988

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