Nigeria institute for oceanogaphy and marine research annual report 1999.
The Institute succeeded in realising part of its long-term plan of extending its research activities to cover the entire coastline of Nigeria, with the opening of Sapele Rural Station in Delta State. The station had since commenced operation prioritising farmers' field test and incubation of NIOMR's validated research results and technologies An attempt was made to revitalise the work force through staff upgrading, promotions, confirmation of appointments and retirement from the service. I n all 103 officers in various cadres were affected. New postings were also effected during the year for more effectiveness.All-year-round statistical sampling of landings in the industrial fishing sector continued throughout 1999. Croakers, as usual, dominated the fish trawls being, the most abundant commercial species in inshore waters, accounting for 84.14 % of landings. Size statistics during the year showed definite pressure on inshore fisheries resources. This calls for long term management for .....
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