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  • 21. DEVELOPMENT OF THE AQUACULTURE COMPENDIUM

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  The Aquaculture Compendium is an encyclopedic, multimedia tool that brings together a wide range of different types of science based information to support sound decision making in aquaculture and aquatic resource management worldwide. It is comprised of information sourced from experts, edited and compiled by an independent scientific...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,667 engagements | 

  • 22. DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED MUD CRAB CULTURE SYSTEMS IN THE NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  In all countries actively involved in mud crab aquaculture development, the national government is taking a key role in aquaculture planning to underpin national aspirations and growth targets for their respective industries (Ji & Huang, 1998). The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria, or similar organizations in other countries, a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  3,724 engagements | 

  • 23. DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRACTICAL DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMS FOR SMALL-SCALE S...

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  The world production of farm shrimp in 1996 was valued at over $10 billion. In Nigeria, the bulk of producers are also small farmers that operate on average on 15 ha of ponds. Penaeus monodon is the most important farmed shrimp species West Africa (Dunlap, 2002). Infectious diseases are consistently identified as the major threat to th...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,385 engagements | 

  • 24. DEVELOPING AQUACULTURE IN DEGRADED INLAND AREAS IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Nigeria, the country of many rivers, is also rich in lakes, reservoirs and wetlands but many of them had been degraded due to a lot of factors (FGN, 1993). Sustainable fisheries production and development depends largely upon good aquatic environment. It is generally accepted that the future well being of a developing country such as N...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,846 engagements | 

  • 25. CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN APPLIED POPULATION GENETICS OF AQUA...

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Population Genetics of aquatic species focuses on describing the genetic differences between populations of fish, between the individuals within the same population and between fish in aquaculture. For example, a brown trout from one part of Nigeria does usually not have the same genetic fingerprint (DNA profile) as a brown trout from...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,554 engagements | 

  • 26. ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL FOR LOW COST FORMULATED DIETS FOR MUD CRAB AQUACULTURE I...

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Global demand for mud crabs has risen over the past decade, led by expanding wealthier markets such as those in Asia, America and parts of Africa. This demand has largely been met by exploitation of wild stocks, causing many to go into decline. Current trends in these fisheries suggest this exploitation is unsustainable. This situation...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,513 engagements | 

  • 27. APPLICATION OF FISH PASSAGE DESIGN PRINCIPLES TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY OF INLAN...

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Inland capture fisheries in whole world including African rivers deliver food security and income for rural households and also serve as a valuable source of protein and important micro nutrients. Nevertheless, inland fisheries are becoming increasingly threatened by riverine development projects (Bell, 1991). Construction of cross riv...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,380 engagements | 

  • 28. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EXTENT OF GENETIC INTROGRESSION IN EXOTIC CULTURE STOCKS OF...

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Aquaculture of tilapias provides a classic example of a success story of a species group outside its natural range of distribution. The group currently contributes about 3.8 percent to the cultured fish and shellfish production of about 40 million tonnes globally (FAO FishStat, 2002). The current aquaculture production of tilapias in 2...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,378 engagements | 

  • 29. THE ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPING RESERVOIR AQUACULTURE IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Reservoirs are rarely and or never created for fishery purposes. However, the secondary use of the impounded waters for fisheries is becoming an increasingly important activity, particularly in Nigeria, the region that is purported to have the highest reservoir acreage amongst all continents. Reservoir fish production is also gradu...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,610 engagements | 

  • 30. MANAGEMENT AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED (IUU) F...

    » Abstract  The study examines the management and policy frameworks for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Nigerian waters, how maintaininga legal and regulated fishing system in Nigeria is a pre requisite for the growth and development of the Nigerian economy, to examine theprevalence of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Nigerian waters, to examine the consequences o...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,333 engagements | 

  • 31. FISH DRYING IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION  1.1     BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY  Fresh fish rapidly deteriorates unless some way can be found to preserve it. Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Open air drying using sun and wind has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food. Water is usually removed by evapora...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  3,789 engagements | 

  • 32. EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA C...

    » ABSTRACT  This study was centered on exploring options for improving livelihoods and resource management in Nigeria coastal communities. The main objective of this study is to examine ways of improving resource management and livelihood. The study employed the descriptive and explanatory design; questionnaires in addition to library research were applied in order to collect data. Primary and seco...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,308 engagements | 

  • 33. ASSESSMENT OF THE PHYSIO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THE CHANGES OR EFFECTS IN ...

    » CHAPTER ONE    INTRODUCTION    1.1  BACKGROUND OF STUDY    Leachate is any liquid that in passing through matter, extracts solutes, suspended solids or any other component of material through which it has passed, introducing environmentally harmful substances (Wikipedia, 2010). Leachates normally enter the environment from waste disposal sites. The lack of proper management of solid wast...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,605 engagements | 

  • 34. ASSESSING ECONOMIC AND WELFARE VALUES OF FISH IN THE LOWER NIGER RIVER

    » ABSTRACT  This study was intended to assess the economic and welfare values of fish in the lower Niger River. This study was guided by the following objectives; to examine the economic and welfare values of fish in the lower Niger River. To examine the effect of artisanal fishery production on the lower Niger River on the Nigerian economic growth. To identify the limitation of the artisanal fishe...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,254 engagements | 

  • 35. EVALUATION OF FRESH AQUATIC PLANT (Azollapinnata) AND ARTIFICIAL DIET ON GROWTH ...

    » ABSTRACT Alternative plant protein sources are generally cheaper compared to animal protein sources and may be the solution to reduce the high dependence of farmers on fish meal due to the limited world supplies and increasing price of fishmeal. This study focuses on growth performance of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus); its gastric evacuation rate and carcass composition when fed with fresh a...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  87 pages |  5,234 engagements | 

  • 36. 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 ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Seminar Report |  5 pages |  15,176 engagements | 

  • 37. HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN AFRICAN RIVER PRAWN (Macrobrachium vollenhovenii) ...

    » ABSTRACTThe 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 l...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  3,159 engagements | 

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

    » ABSTRACTA 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 m...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  3,578 engagements | 

  • 39. EFFECTS OF POLLUTION ON WATER AND FISH PRODUCTION IN IKPOBA RIVER USING MACRO IN...

    » ABSTRACTThe 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 652...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  5,050 engagements | 

  • 40. DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN FISH AND WATER OF AGODI LAKE

    » ABSTRACT The presence of heavy metals in food remains an issue of public health concern. The study was therefore designed to determine the heavy metal concentrations in water and fish (Clarias gariepinus and Tilapia guineensis). The study made use of Agodi lake in Ibadan. A laboratory based study was adopted. The parameters included, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), lead, cadmium, chromium, zinc and cop...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  3,457 engagements | 

  • 41. EFFECT OF TOTAL REPLACEMENT OF FISHMEAL WITH POULTRY HATCHERY WASTE MEAL IN THE ...

    » ABSTRACTThis study examined the total replacement of fishmeal (FM) with poultry hatchery waste meal (PHWM) in practical diets for African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Five iso nitrogenous diets containing levels Diet1, 0% (control); Diet 2, 25%; Diet 3, 50%; Diet 4, 75% and Diet 5, 100% of PHWM as a replacement for FM were fed to three replicate groups of African catfish with an initial weight of...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  4,514 engagements | 

  • 42. ASSESSMENT OF SOME HEAVY METALS IN SEDIMENT OF IKPOBA RIVER

    » ABSTRACTSediment 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 – 226.1) > Cu (59.64 –...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  2,658 engagements | 

  • 43. THE POTENTIALS OF AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN FISHING COMMUNITIES

    » ABSTRACT   Aquaculture continues to grow rapidly every day, and then became bigger and bigger industry every year. So understanding the basic part behind aquatic production facilities is of increasing importance for all those working in this industry. Aquaculture requires knowledge and skills of the many general aspects of production such as spawning, production of feeds etc (Anderson, 2004). Fis...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  5,391 engagements | 

  • 44. STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGY OF SILVER CATFISH (CHRYSICHTHYS NIGRODIGITATUS LACÈPÈDE...

    » ABSTRACT Studies on the biology of silver catfish Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacèpède, 1803) in Jebba Lake, Nigeria was carried out between January 2009 and December 2010. Samples collected using fleets of experimental gillnets were used for the study. There was fluctuations in the physico chemical parameters measured; mean electrical conductivity (66.41±13.89μs/cm), and mean phosphate (0.20...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  3,422 engagements | 

  • 45. IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

    » . ABSTRACT This study examines the major effects of climate change on Fisheries and Aquaculture. Factors responsible for climate change which include burning of fuel, oil, coal, gas, deforestation among others cause the emission of green house gases (carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane and nitrous oxide) into the atmosphere with resultant global warming leading to climate change. The main elemen...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  4,281 engagements | 


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