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  • 1. ASSESSMENT OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN SEDIMENT

    » ABSTRACT Sediment samples from Ikpoba River in Benin City, Edo State were sampled and analysed for heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Cd and Pb) using atomic absorption spectrophotometer solar 969 unicam series. Some physio chemcal properties of the sediment were also determined. The concentration ranges of metals (in mg/kg of dry sediment) measured were in order of Fe (154.00 ‚Äď 226.1) > Cu (59.64 ‚Ä...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  103 engagements | 

  • 2. STUDY ON THE PRELIMINARY KNOWLEDGE OF AQUACULTURE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Aquaculture according to FAO (1997) is defined as the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants up to final commercial production in selected or controlled environment. The rapid growth in the culture fisheries sector contrasts with the decline or near stagnation in the growth of supplies from capture fish...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  121 engagements | 

  • 3. INLAND AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA: IMPROVING FINGERLING SUPPLY AND FISH NUTRITION FO...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Aquaculture is the husbandry of aquatic food organisms. The need arose from the decrease in supply from ocean fisheries as a result of over fishing, habitat destruction and pollution. One of the ways to bridge the gap between the reduced fish supply and increased world food fish demand is through aquaculture. Africa including Nigeria h...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  125 engagements | 

  • 4. INTEGRATED FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Integrated Fisheries Resources Management is an initiative and strategies aimed at addressing the issue of how fish resources in a nation can be best shared between competing users within the broad context of ecologically sustainable development so that they can be managed on a sustainable basis (Davies et al, 2008). Hunger and malnutr...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  126 engagements | 

  • 5. INVESTIGATING THE LONG-LINE NURSERY SYSTEM FOR GIANT CLAM

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Long line nursery systems are versatile enough to handle a wide range of nursery systems for clams (Braley, 1999). Nursery rearing as well as grow out can be accomplished on long lines. Trays, tube modules and bags or cages can be hung in deep water for nursery rearing of clams. According to Braley (1999), seeded lines or socks (with a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  96 engagements | 

  • 6. INVESTIGATIONS OF KEY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS DETERMINING THE SUSTAINABILITY AND P...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† For centuries, the coastline has been the most important human habitat, and, as a result, has been subject to a wide range of development pressures (Holland, 1998). Shrimp farming represents additional pressure on these areas, at least potentially. While shrimp farming¬†per se¬†does not necessarily have a significant adverse impact on ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  162 engagements | 

  • 7. POSITIONING NIGERIAN LOBSTER FARMING FOR SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION AND INCREASED PRO...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Commercial lobster farming is becoming very popular day by day and it‚Äôs a very profitable business (Beveridge, 1996). Among all the highly priced marine crustacean, lobsters are larger in size. A mature lobster weights between 250 to 400 grams. Lobster farming with carp or other fish species is very profitable and easy. It is conveni...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  103 engagements | 

  • 8. PRAWN HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND DISEASE CONTROL TO SUSTAIN HATCHERY AND POND PRODUCT...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Total world harvest of prawns in the Africa was 2.1% in 1981. In 1989 it had risen to 26%. However, disease and pond environment problems are causing difficulties. During the early 1990s, total production dropped in all the Prawn producing countries. Losses due to disease in Indonesia have been estimated at US$300 million, and in the P...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  98 engagements | 

  • 9. PREDICTION AND CONTROL OF THE SPOILAGE OF FRESH CURED AND DRIED TROPICAL FISH IN...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Fish and seafood constitute an important food component for a large section of world population (Wafaa et al., 2011). They come after meat and poultry as staple animal protein foods where fish forms a cheap source of protein (Wafaa et al., 2011). Sea foods have traditionally being a popular part of the diet in many parts of the world a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  99 engagements | 

  • 10. RESTORING DAMAGED CORAL REEFS USING MASS CORAL LARVAL RESEEDING

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Reef corals are critically important because they build the primary reef framework, supply essential habitats for thousands of fish and other species, and provide direct energy and other nutrient inputs to the ecosystem (Gardner et al, 2003). But the loss of substantial live coral cover on reefs fundamentally through overfishing, eutro...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  96 engagements | 

  • 11. SEA RANCHING AND RESTOCKING SANDFISH IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Holothuria scabra, or the sandfish, is a species of sea cucumber in the family Holothuriidae. It was placed in the subgenus Metriatyla by Rowe in 1969 and is the type species of the subgenus. Sandfish are harvested and processed and eaten in several coastal communities all over the world. Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates and are ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  63 engagements | 

  • 12. SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES IN NIGERIA: BENEFITS TO HOUSEHOLDS, THE ROLES OF WOMEN, AN...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Women play a critical role in every link of the value chain in small scale fisheries, although their best known roles are in processing and marketing of fish and other fishery products. This perception of the highly gender segregated division of labour (men fishing/women processing) has shaped the generalized approach in supporting dev...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  138 engagements | 

  • 13. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF SPORT FISHERIES FOR COMMUNITIES AROUND NIGER RIVER

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Locally based sport fisheries on the River Niger have the potential to provide stable alternative livelihoods for poor coastal villagers. The industry would provide new income to improve food security, and build community resilience to external impacts such as climate change and fluctuations in commodity prices (McCully, 2000). This st...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  66 engagements | 

  • 14. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE SHARK RESOURCES OF ATLANTIC OCEAN: SOCIOECONOMIC A...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Not only are sharks among the ocean‚Äôs top predators and vital to the natural balance of marine ecosystems, they are also a valuable recreational species and food source (Scott & Scott, 1988). To help protect these important marine species, the many countries especially the advanced countries has some of the strongest shark management...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  98 engagements | 

  • 15. PLASTIC MARINE DEBRIS: IMPORTANCE TO AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH

    » ABSTRACT Over the years the importance of plastics for different purposes especially packaging has been emphasized but its adverse effect on the aquatic¬†environment and human health makes it less desirable. Aquatic animals feed on plastic marine debris and sometimes get a sense of satiety. This false satiety results in starvation as these animals no longer have the need to feed. Most often, tiny ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 16. HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN AFRICAN RIVER PRAWN (MACROBRACHIUM VOLLENHOVENII)

    » ABSTRACT The concentrations of four heavy metals (cadmium, chromium, nickel and vanadium) in the African river prawn (Macrobrachium vollenhovenii) sampled in three months (April, May and June) at three locations along the Ethiope River bank in Delta State, were investigated by means of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. A total of 135 samples of M. vollenhovenii were collected from the three ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  71 engagements | 

  • 17. A STUDY OF THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN WATE...

    » ABSTRACT A study of the physico chemical parameters and heavy metals contamination in water and sediments of Ogbe Ijoh waterside of Warri river, Delta state, Nigeria was carried out between February and July 2013. All samples were taken from three different points along the river. The physico chemical parameters of the water samples were measured both in situ and in the laboratory. The parameters ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  94 engagements | 

  • 18. EFFECTS OF POLLUTION ON WATER AND FISH PRODUCTION USING MACRO INVERTEBRATES AS B...

    » ABSTRACT The study of water quality using macro invertebrates as bio indicators of pollution in the Ikpoba river Benin City, Edo State was carried out for a period of 3months (march may) in 2013. Water and macro invertebrate samples were collected from three stations (Okhoro), Reservoir and the Bridge.) along the river. Physiochemical variables were determined using standard methods. A total of 65...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  100 engagements | 

  • 19. DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN FISH AND WATER

    » ABSTRACT This study determined the concentrations of Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Lead (Pb) and Zinc (Zn) in four fish species (i.e Brycinus nurse, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, Hemichromis fasiatus, and Tillapia zilli). This was evaluated in whole fish and water collected from two locations (Okhoro and Bridge) of Ikpoba River, Benin City, Nigeria, in order to ascertain the magnitude of impact by these ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  88 engagements | 

  • 20. INDIGENOUS FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Coastal indigenous fishing communities have close economic, social and cultural linkages with marine ecosystems that are vital for maintaining their food security and cultural heritage (Durand, 2003). Like other small scale fisheries, they are vulnerable to global changes, including those related to climate. Little is known, however, a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  86 engagements | 

  • 21. IMPROVING TECHNOLOGIES FOR INLAND AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Inland aquaculture is a technology driven industry which relies heavily on research to develop new and improved species and the appropriate technology for commercial production. At present, inland aquaculture in Nigeria is dominated by finfish and exciting new industry initiatives are presently underway that are exploring the culture o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  74 engagements | 

  • 22. IMPROVING RESILIENCE AND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF FISHERIES-DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES I...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† More than 70% of people living in riverine area including the Nigeria Niger Delta derive most of their basic needs from subsistence fishing and agriculture. However, threats to the ability of small scale fisheries to continue to provide villagers‚Äô needs are increasing. In Nigeria, the rural sector comprises more than 60% of the popul...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  67 engagements | 

  • 23. IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF SMALLHOLDER SHRIMP AQUACULTURE AND R...

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Shrimp is the most important export product in fishery sector of most riverside countries of the world. Farming at each level can be profitable and sustainable, as long as biosecurity, productivity, environmental and social requirements are properly managed. To remain competitive and to protect export market access, governments and ind...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  90 engagements | 

  • 24. EXPANDING SPINY LOBSTER AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Spiny lobsters are of two different species known as Panulirus homarus and Panulirus ornatus with cylindrical shaped body comprising cephalothorax, heavily spined and conspicuously marked by two frontal supra orbital horns; abdomen smoother, having six somites with no distinct rostrum (Priyambodo & Jaya, 2010). They are characterized w...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  80 engagements | 

  • 25. DIVERSIFICATION OF SMALLHOLDER COASTAL AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE¬† INTRODUCTION¬† 1.1¬†¬† BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY¬† Diversification is the process by which a smallholder increases the diversity (i.e. number) of its income generating activities (Ellis 2000). Often studied in association with adaptation and accumulation, it is a strategy used by smallholder coaster fish farmers to secure income and consumption needs whilst minimizing the risks of fail...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  76 engagements | 


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