Occupational practice and problems of artisanal fisherfolk in Oyan dam area of Ogun State

Awotunde, A. and Kehinde, J.M.A. (2005) Occupational practice and problems of artisanal fisherfolk in Oyan dam area of Ogun State. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 725-730.

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Abstract

Artisanal Fish Societies constitutes one of the poorest societies in the developing world. Attempts to harness the potentials of such societies have often failed due to the enormity of the problem of poverty. This study was conducted in four major fishing villages namely: Abule Titun, Apojola, Imala Odo and Ibaro in order to investigate the occupational practices and the problems of rural artisanal fisherfolks in Oyam's Dam, area of Ogun State. Eighty respondents were randomly selected among the artisanal fisher folks for interview using interview guide. The findings revealed that 43.8% of the fisherfolks are within active age range of 31-40 years while 30% are within 21-30 years range. Also 31% had no formal education indicating a relatively high level of illiteracy among the fisherfolks while majority of the respondents practice fishing activities using paddle and canoe. It was similarly discovered from the study that the most pressing problems of the fishfolks is the lack of basic social amenities like electricity, potable water, access roads, hospital and markets. It is therefore recommended that basic social infrastructures be provided for the artisanal fishing communities in order to improve their social welfare, standard of living and the capacity to have a sustainable fishing occupation in the interest of food security and poverty alleviation

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Occupational practice and problems of artisanal fisherfolk in Oyan dam area of Ogun State
Personal Creator/Author:
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Awotunde, A.
Kehinde, J.M.A.
Page Range: pp. 725-730
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, Ogun, Ere Channel; artisanal fishing; fishing gear
Subjects: Fisheries
Sociology
Item ID: 4103
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4103

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