Eyo, A.A. and Ahmed, Y.B.
Management of inland capture fisheries and challenges in fish production in Nigeria.
In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
, Ilorin, Nigeria.
The paper critically examines the trend in fish production in Nigeria. The problem of excessive mismanagement and lack of attention by relevant agencies are still common place in inland water bodies. The paper discusses these mismanagement practices which are non compliance with the existing rules and regulations on good fishing methods, uncontrollable, unorthodox and obnoxious fishing practices, destruction of the natural breeding grounds and the collapse of the fishery due to massive over fishing. The challenges posed by the fishing methods as well as the effect of different gears and mechanization of fishing crafts on fish production are discussed. The paper recommends ways to increase domestic fish production in inland water bodies, which include a well planned strategy of restocking the existing reservoirs after careful scientific study, enforcement of the existing laws and regulation based on community participation. Training of stakeholders on the code of practice for responsible fisheries (CPRF), extension of subsidies to fisher folks, the traditional practices, which encourage the adherence to close season and other fish conservation and utilization strategies, are also advocated
Conference or Workshop Item
||Management of inland capture fisheries and challenges in fish production in Nigeria
||19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; catching methods; fishery management; fishing gear; inland fisheries
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