Annals of Ecology and Environmental Science

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Annals of Ecology and Environmental Science
Volume 2, Issue 4, 2018, Page No: 24-29

Status and Constrains of Artisanal Fisheries in Ekperiama (Ekperikiri) Fishing Area, Niger Delta

Author's : Ngodigha1, Sabina Alatari1, Alagoa2, Joe2, Kuro2, Abowei3, Jasper3, Freeborn3

1. Department of Agricultural Education, Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama,Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
2. Department of Biological Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Citation : Ngodigha, Sabina Alatari, et.al,"Status and Constrains of Artisanal Fisheries in Ekperiama (Ekperikiri) Fishing Area, Niger Delta". Annals of Ecology and Environmental Science 2018;2(4):24-29.


Abstract

This study investigated the status and constrains of artisanal fishers in Ekperiama (Ekperikiri) fishing area in the Niger Delta. Data were collected from well structured questionnaire and subjected to descriptive statistical analysis and Likert scale technique. The results reveal that 70.40% of the fishers were males while 40.40% were in the active age distribution of 41- 50 year. Most of the fishers (66.10%) attempted primary education and 41.90% are in the bracket of 21-30 year fishing experiences suggesting that most fishers had fished for a minimum of 21 years. The major constraint was the crude oil pollution rampant in the Niger Delta and invasion of aquatic weeds. Others were; lack of extension services, lack of credit facilities and the use of chemicals to fish. If these contraints are properly addressed, it could boost fishing activities which could also improve the livelihood of the fishers.

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