Marketing of fishing gear materials and fishing gear making in parts of Kainji Lake basin

Ago, N.D. and Tafida, A.A. (2005) Marketing of fishing gear materials and fishing gear making in parts of Kainji Lake basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 73-78.

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Abstract

The importance of fishing gear in fishing cannot be over-emphasized; as without it fish cannot be obtained. The method used to catch fish affects the condition in which the product is landed. This means that a bad-catching method would produced bad fish to the consumer. To achieve the goal of self-sufficiency in fish production in Nigeria, there is need to address the lingering problems of fishing gear and craft technology, especially in terms of availability of materials and their cost. The sale and making of fishing gear materials are two areas of fisheries, which are yet to be exploited by the general public as forms of businesses for livelihood. The study is conducted in villages around the lower part of Kainji Lake, towards the dam, including New Bussa. It reveals that only the fishermen themselves are involved in making their own fishing gears while those involved in the selling of fishing gear materials like the sheet netting, ropes, twines, floats, sinkers etc are business men and women who may not have any experience of fishing. Also considered in the study is the art of making fishing crafts like the canoe and gourd. Very few entrepreneurs are involved and they are so skilled that each is specialized in the making of only one kind of craft or gear

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Marketing of fishing gear materials and fishing gear making in parts of Kainji Lake basin
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Ago, N.D.
Tafida, A.A.
Page Range: pp. 73-78
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; fishing gear; gear materials; marketing; netting materials
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3995
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2010 16:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:36
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3995

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