Nigeria - Fishing





Fish is an important dietary element and one of the few sources of animal protein available to many Nigerians. Fishing is carried on in Nigeria's many rivers, creeks, and lagoons, and in Lake Chad; trawlers operate along the coast. The total fishing catch was 441,337 tons in 2000, not enough to meet national requirements.

Both federal and state governments are encouraging the development of local fisheries, inland and at sea, by sponsoring research, stocking reservoirs, and offering training in improved fish culture and fishing gear. Fish ponds have been established in the southern part of the country. The fishing industry output has yet to regain its 538,000-ton high of 1983.

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bob
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Apr 23, 2007 @ 11:23 pm
this is the country i am doing a report on i find it quite interestig i hope i learn alot!
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Jan 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Please am working on fishing routes in Nigeria.Pls can u help me with articles or any informations
Japheth O.
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Jun 10, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Interesting, i think every encouragement and supports to the farmers and those having interest to become, should be circulated to the grassroot, to enhance fish farming in Nigeria.
Godwin
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Jan 29, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Am a final year student of lagos state university,studyin fisheries and aquatic biology,I need more information on where recreational fishing is carried ou in nigeria..Godwinejoha04@yahoo.com

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