Potential for sustainable floodplain fisheries development: a case study of Tatabu floodplain

Daddy, F. and Falaye, A.E. (2005) Potential for sustainable floodplain fisheries development: a case study of Tatabu floodplain. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 605-611.

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Abstract

This study presents evidence from a case study of an ecological appraisal of Tatabu flood plain aimed at formulation management approaches for the enhancement of the fishing communities social economic and cultural realities. Tabtabu flood plain is located north of Jebba and at high water the ecosystems cover about 700 hectares. Fishing constitutes the principal economic activity of natural fish food and flora (especially phytoplankton and zooplankton) which support and favour the growth of over 26 fish species that belong to 15 families. Among the commercially important species in terms of dominance on percentage weight basis are Mochokidae, Cichlidae, Claridae and Characidae with an overall average standing crop of 88.24kg/ha based on gill net experiment. The study based on the intrinsic ecological attributes and local people willingness for sustained contribution of fisheries to food supply indicates that with adequate management Tatabu flood plain ecosystems have tremendous fishery potentials that would enhance the economic well being of the communities. Several management options that are applicable to similar plain are discussed

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Potential for sustainable floodplain fisheries development: a case study of Tatabu floodplain
Personal Creator/Author:
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Daddy, F.
Falaye, A.E.
Page Range: pp. 605-611
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; economic benefits; fishery development; fishery management; flood plains; potential yield
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 4084
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4084

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