Environmental friendly aquaculture key to sustainable fish farming development in Nigeria

Akinrotimi, O.A. and Abu, O.M.G. and Aranyo, A.A. (2011) Environmental friendly aquaculture key to sustainable fish farming development in Nigeria. Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science , 5(2), pp. 17-31.

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Abstract

Aquaculture production in Nigeria has increased tremendously in recent times; along with this increase is the rise in the level of waste outputs from aquaculture practices. The discharge of waste from aquaculture operations on continuous basis leads to eutrophication and destruction of natural ecosystem in receiving water body. Controlled wastes production strategies is necessary to maintain sustainable aquaculture growth into the future, as long-term sustainability of fish culture systems depends on their ability to reduce their waste outputs. The release of solid wastes is mainly a function of the digestibility of various dietary components while the release of dissolved wastes is mainly a function of the metabolism of nutrients by the fish. This paper critically reviews the impacts of aquaculture wastes on the environment and the strategies to mitigate the effect of these impacts. Future trends and research needs on aquaculture induced effluents are outlined. As the amount of nutrient discharge is typically site and operation specific, effective farm management has been identified as the most important factor to avoid effluent pollution.

Item Type: Article
Title: Environmental friendly aquaculture key to sustainable fish farming development in Nigeria
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Akinrotimi, O.A.
Abu, O.M.G.
Aranyo, A.A.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 17-31
Date: 2011
ISSN: 2141-4246
Contact Email Address: managingeditor.olawale71@gmail.com
Issuing Agency: Wilolud Journals
Uncontrolled Keywords: aquaculture; environment; fish; farm effluents; sustainable development
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 7321
Depositing User: Mr Francis Abulude
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 09:17
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 10:54
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/7321

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