The role of women in fish processing: handling and marketing in Kainji Lake basin

Bako, W.S. (2005) The role of women in fish processing: handling and marketing in Kainji Lake basin. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 578-588.

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Abstract

The study assessed the contribution of women in fish handling, processing and marketing in Kainji Lake basin. Structured questionnaires were administered to three fishing villages selected at random. The fishing villages were Monai, Yuna, Fakun, and New Bussa market. The study revealed that women play vital roles in fisheries activities as producers, assistants to men preservers, traders and financiers. The notable fishing activity performed by women is processing right from the moment the boats or canoes land at sites. Women assist in emptying nets, sorting gutting and cleaning the catch. In most cases their activities involved salting smoking and drying using traditional processing techniques. Women are also involved in storage and marketing of both fresh and smoked fish. In spite of these important contribution, most women in the various fishing communities are illiterates, have little or no say in decision making in areas that affects their livelihood and are regarded as inferior fedex. Culture and religion also has significant impact on their contribution in fishing activities

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The role of women in fish processing: handling and marketing in Kainji Lake basin
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Bako, W.S.
Page Range: pp. 578-588
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; cured products; curing; dried products; drying; fish handling; fish storage; fishery products; marketing; processing fishery products; product development; socioeconomic aspects; women
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4081
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:30
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4081

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