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INTRODUCTION   1.1  Background of the study Fish farming is one of the important sectors of Nigeria’s economy. Its role in economic development cannot be overemphasized. The history of fish farming can be traced back to, at-least to the mid-eighteenth century, and which was central to the early development of the analytical economics by Adam Smith, David Richard ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Reservoirs are rarely and or never created for fishery purposes. However, the secondary use of the impounded waters for fisheries is becoming an increasingly important activity, particularly in Nigeria, the region that is purported to have the highest reservoir acreage amongst all continents. Reservoir fish production is ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Not only are sharks among the ocean’s top predators and vital to the natural balance of marine ecosystems, they are also a valuable recreational species and food source (Scott & Scott, 1988). To help protect these important marine species, the many countries especially the advanced countries has some of the str ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Locally based sport fisheries on the River Niger have the potential to provide stable alternative livelihoods for poor coastal villagers. The industry would provide new income to improve food security, and build community resilience to external impacts such as climate change and fluctuations in commodity prices (McCully, 2000) ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Women play a critical role in every link of the value chain in small-scale fisheries, although their best-known roles are in processing and marketing of fish and other fishery products. This perception of the highly gender-segregated division of labour (men fishing/women processing) has shaped the generalized approach in ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Holothuria scabra, or the sandfish, is a species of sea cucumber in the family Holothuriidae. It was placed in the subgenus Metriatyla by Rowe in 1969 and is the type species of the subgenus. Sandfish are harvested and processed and eaten in several coastal communities all over the world. Sea cucumbers are marine invert ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Reef corals are critically important because they build the primary reef framework, supply essential habitats for thousands of fish and other species, and provide direct energy and other nutrient inputs to the ecosystem (Gardner et al, 2003). But the loss of substantial live coral cover on reefs - fundamentally through overfis ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1   BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Fish and seafood constitute an important food component for a large section of world population (Wafaa et al., 2011). They come after meat and poultry as staple animal protein foods where fish forms a cheap source of protein (Wafaa et al., 2011). Sea foods have traditionally being a popular part of the diet in many parts ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE   INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Total world harvest of prawns in the Africa was 2.1% in 1981. In 1989 it had risen to 26%. However, disease and pond environment problems are causing difficulties. During the early 1990s, total production dropped in all the Prawn producing countries. Losses due to disease in Indonesia have been estimated at US$300 million, and ...free research project topics and materials
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Commercial lobster farming is becoming very popular day by day and it’s a very profitable business (Beveridge, 1996). Among all the highly-priced marine crustacean, lobsters are larger in size. A mature lobster weights between 250 to 400 grams. Lobster farming with carp or other fish species is very profitable and eas ...free research project topics and materials
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