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Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, 2456-690X,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 2

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Inventory and Impact of Dominant Fishing Gear and Method in Eleyele Lake, Oyo State, Nigeria

 

Adedokun, Mathew Adewale1*, A. O. Ayanboye1, O. B. Adelodun1 and T. A. Kolawole2

1Department of Fisheries Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B. 10, Igboora, Nigeria.

2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, P.M.B. 10, Igboora, Nigeria.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) George Tsiamis, Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, Agrinio, Greece.
Reviewers:
(1) Milton Gonçalves Da Silva Junior, Faculdade Araguaia, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.
(2) Nahid Sultana, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
(3) Sara Bonanomi, CNR-ISMAR Ancona, Italy.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/20855

Abstracts

Gill nets fishery are potentially selective and therefore use as a sampling gear if mesh sizes are rightly chosen in order to conserve the young and developing fishes. Precautionary approach towards Conserving and sustaining renewable aquatic resources is the best for exploitation of the cheapest sources of animal protein in sub-Sahara region. This paper gives inventory of the existing fishing gears and methods commonly in use and impacts of gill net fishery in terms of mesh sizes selectivity, catch per unit effort and fishing profitability index in Eleyele Lake Ibadan. A total of 539 fishing gears were encountered in six sampled areas of two strata; gill nets, traps, cast nets, dragnets and long - line (baited and un-baited). Gillnets accounted for 36% in the strata.  Apparently, stratum 1 had 159 and stratum 2 had 33 units of gill net; descriptive statistics showed Wide variation in the total fishing gears and methods observed in the strata and X2 (Chi square) showed significant (P> 0.01) in the numerical strength of gill nets and less significant (P> 0.01) of legal mesh sizes usage. The most caught species was tilapia, 57.7% by number and 33.8% by weight of the total catch and were not sizable with mean weight of 203 g of the total catch. Gill net fishery of Eleyele Lake comprises of legal and illegal mesh sizes of which the later accounted for 48% of 192 and its use accounted for over 58.7% by number and 20% by weight of the entire fish caught. The effects of catching process of gill net fishery in Eleyele Lake resulted into yields with wider variation across genera and species of fish caught (mean=341.5, S.D=229.2) and fetches its production cost about 12.23 times in a life span.

Keywords :

Sustainability; by catch; gear selectivity; fishing efficiency; gill nets; mesh size; Eleyele Lake.

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DOI : 10.9734/AJEE/2017/34885

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