Management of inland capture fisheries and challenges in fish production in Nigeria

Eyo, A.A. and Ahmed, Y.B. (2005) 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, pp. 624-636.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Management of inland capture fisheries and challenges in fish production in Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
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Eyo, A.A.
Ahmed, Y.B.
Page Range: pp. 624-636
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; catching methods; fishery management; fishing gear; inland fisheries
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 4088
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:31
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4088

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