A survey of fisherfolk involved in artisanal fisheries in some selected areas of Ikorodu in Lagos State

Ogunbona, A.A. and Ajiboye, R.O. and Ogunbanwo, O.A.M. (2005) A survey of fisherfolk involved in artisanal fisheries in some selected areas of Ikorodu in Lagos State. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria,

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Abstract

The study focused on men and women involved in artisanal fisheries in some selected areas of Ikorodu Local government in Lagos State. The random sampling technique was used to select 50 fishermen each at Ibeshe and Baiyeku sites. The results revealed that majority of the fishermen were male, christian, semi-illiterate, and married. Data were collected on capital sources, labour used, income, gear techniques and type of fish caught. Analysis showed that the highest sources of capital were from personal savings (50%). Majority of labour used were hired labour, 44% at Ibeshe and 50% at Baiyeku. Highest monthly income ranged between N10, 000 - N25, 000 at both sites. Planks were mostly used at both sites for fishing boats as well as means of transport (Ibeshe 68%, Baiyeku 72%). Common fishing gear was the gill net, The fishes caught were found to be of various tyupes. Ethalmalosa fimbriata constituted the highest fish species caught by weight and number at both sites (50%). However, the problems of capital source were most peculiar coupled with high cost of fishing materials and labour scarcity

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: A survey of fisherfolk involved in artisanal fisheries in some selected areas of Ikorodu in Lagos State
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Ogunbona, A.A.
Ajiboye, R.O.
Ogunbanwo, O.A.M.
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, Baiyeku; Nigeria, Ibeshe; artisanal fishing; fishermen; socioeconomic aspects; sociological aspects; women
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4055
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 12:13
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4055

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