Cultivable fish seeds in Nigeria coastal waters: A research survey( second phase: 1986 -1989.
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The first phase of the project (1978 –19850 on fish seed abundance in Nigerian coastal waters was completed and published in 1985 proceedings of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON). The second phase (1986 –1989) explored further, breeding grounds, nursery and schooling areas and traditional fishing gears used by local fishermen in the collection of seeds. An assessment is made of the destructive effects of industrial pollutants, oil installations, erosion, modern coastal developments, and tides in the distribution and abundance of seeds within the estuaries, creeks lagoons coastal rivers and their tributaries. Analysis of data collected showed a drastic reduction of an estimated 100 million fish seeds, Ezenwa et al (1985) to 51.7 million at the end of 1989. Major factors found responsible for this situation include industrial pollutants from over 2000 industrial establishments located in the coastal cities of Lagos, Warri, Port Harcourt and Calabar; alarming retreat of the coast.....
Series;NrTechnical Paper, 66
- Technical Report