Evaluation of transferred fisheries technology in Kainji Lake basin

Bako, W.S. (2005) Evaluation of transferred fisheries technology in Kainji Lake basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 474-492.

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Fisheries is important to Nigeria agricultural economy because it provides employment for fisherfolks (men and women fishers, fishmongers (fish traders), fish processors and fish farmers. It also supplies protein to the diet of Nigerians and it is equally a viable source of foreign exchange earning to the government.The estimated Nigeria population of 120 million consumes about 1.2million metric tones of fish and fish products annual. This justified the important role fisheries could play in nigerian diet considering that Nigeria has vast inland waters that cover an estimated total surface area of 199,580km super(2) and equally vast sea area of 25,000km super(2). In these waters the author claimed that there are diverse fish resources that are of economic importance in both inland and seawaters. FDF (2000) also estimated that the current annual yield of both inland and seawater put together is about 418,069,3 metric tones from artisanal fisheries and 23,720 metric tones from aquaculture. The shortage between the annual consumption level of 1.2million metric tones and annual yield of 418,069,3 metric tones is made available through importation. It is therefore of concern that given the level of current fish yield from the various fisheries resources the demand still exceeds supply. One wonders whether the production inadequacy is due to poor management of available fisheries resources or that improved fisheries technology that could aid increased production was not efficiently transferred to fish farmers. To answer these questions one need to examine the past and present extension policy in Nigeria as they affect dissemination of fisheries technologies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Evaluation of transferred fisheries technology in Kainji Lake basin
Personal Creator/Author:
Bako, W.S.
Page Range: pp. 474-492
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; aquaculture products; aquaculture techniques; education; fishery management; fishery products; fishery technology; lake fisheries; resource management; pisces
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 4066
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:21
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:29
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4066

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