Fishing Inputs Supply and Their Benefits to Fishers in Taraba State, Nigeria

Authors

  • J. B. Ogunremi Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • H. O. Sadiq Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • F. Igbani Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Keywords:

catches, fishing, inputs, fishers, income, Benefit

Abstract

This study was on fishing inputs supply and benefits to fishers in Taraba State, Nigeria. A multi-stage stratifieddesign was used for selecting respondents for the study. Among the fishers, 70% of the population sizes of 264 among Tella and Mutum Biyu communities were sampled at random to obtain 179 respondents. Data were collected through structured questionnaire and scheduled interview administered to the fishers were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientist (SPSS). The results showed that Marine ropes of 6mm were benefited by 16.76% fishers, floats 16.20% and 4mm marine rope 15.08%. Majority (87.71%) of the fishers indicated that their catches increased and 87.71% fishers had increased income as a result of the fishing inputs which they benefited from the government through the extension agents. There was a significant relationship between the fishing inputs benefited by the fishers, increase catches and increase in income. Fishers benefited from different types of fishing inputs. The study recommends that more fishing inputs should be supplied by the government on a regular basis to fishers for effectiveness in fish production.

Author Biographies

J. B. Ogunremi, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture,

H. O. Sadiq, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 

F. Igbani, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Ogunremi, J. B. ., Sadiq, H. O. ., & Igbani, F. . (2024). Fishing Inputs Supply and Their Benefits to Fishers in Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1099–1102. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6218

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