Responsible fisheries enhancing poverty alleviation of fishing communities of Lake Kainji

Mshelia, M.B. and Okaeme, A.N. and Dantoro, N.O. and Abiodun, J.A. and Olowosegun, O.M. and Yemi, I.Y. (2005) Responsible fisheries enhancing poverty alleviation of fishing communities of Lake Kainji. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 597-604.

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Abstract

The attributes of responsible fisheries in enhancing Poverty Alleviation of fishing Communities of Lake Kainji were appraised. After impoundment in 1968, the catch per unit effort of fish continued on a downward trend, which suggested a decline in the fish population as a result of improper fishing methods such as the use of small mesh size nets, fish poisoning, destructive fishing gears like beach seine nets. The Nigerian-German (GTZ) Kainji Lake Fisheries Promotion Project intervention brought an increase in yields for the lake in 1996. The estimated annual yield was put at 38.244 metric tones in 1996, an increase of 18 % from the yield recorded in 1995 due to improvement in fishing and conservation methods. The result of catch assessment study carried out in 2003 as a follow up to GTZ intervention is presented. This reveals 15 family and 40 species of fish recorded. Which shows that Lake Kainji still has very high diversity and abundance of fish species. The paper suggests ways to encourage fishing communities to adopt new innovation or strategies by the government and non-governmental organization, which will go a long way in alleviation poverty among the fisher folks

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Responsible fisheries enhancing poverty alleviation of fishing communities of Lake Kainji
Personal Creator/Author:
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Mshelia, M.B.
Okaeme, A.N.
Dantoro, N.O.
Abiodun, J.A.
Olowosegun, O.M.
Yemi, I.Y.
Page Range: pp. 597-604
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; catch composition; fishery management; fishery regulations; fishing gear; lake fisheries; overfishing; resource conservation; stock assessment
Subjects: Conservation
Management
Fisheries
Policies
Item ID: 4083
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:30
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4083

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