Nigeria institute for oceanogaphy and marine research annual report 1996.
The first phase of a coastal fisheries survey initiated in 1991, with the assistance of the World Bank, was completed in March 1996. The survey found that several inherent parameters are critical to all the main fisheries and these factors severally affect fishing operations. These critical factors include currents as they moderate fish movements and behaviour, lunar cycle, seasonal disruptions, inappropriate improvisation, coastal perturbations, scarcity of fuel wood, menace by trawlers, piracy and increasing costs. Appropriate policies and strategies to redress these critical factors and other disincentives should contribute to evitalising and sustaining small-scale coastal and marine fisheries in Nigeria. The relocation of the institute’s fish farm to a new 20ha site at Ijoyi/Badore recorded remarkable progress in terms of basic infrastructure developed during the year. These included completion of laboratory and office blocks, seven concrete tanks and six earthen ponds, and a b.....
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