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Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 202-211
DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2011.202.211
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Sustainable Fisheries Management through Efficient Fisheries Resources Data Statistics

Akeem Oladipupo Sotolu

The changes that have taken place in Nigerian fisheries are reviewed with the major contributor to fish production in the Nigerian fishery sector which is the Artisanal fishery. From data accumulated over the years by Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) on fishery resources in our coastal waters, fish and shrimps are being over exploited that they no longer sustain the number of registered vessels. Consequently, the potential or maximum sustainable yields must be thoroughly examined on regular basis via sufficient data to determine the status of the fisheries resources and embark on necessary actions that ensure its sustainability. The important ability of fisheries statistics for sustainable fisheries management and under-explored potential of Nigerian waters is also highlighted. The need for human resources development (fisheries statisticians) at each national level was also enumerated and it was identified to operate at regional levels through government funding for joint effective participation. The need to adopt and develop strategies/technologies that ease addressing the present and uncertainties about future positions of our fisheries was emphasized. The advantages resulting for fisheries sciences are examined and illustrated with examples and the understanding of some alleged weaknesses in some popular concepts and theories would enhance technology adoption with adaptation in making explicit inferences and decisions for the sustainable management of both the present and future situation of our fisheries resources.
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How to cite this article:

Akeem Oladipupo Sotolu , 2011. Sustainable Fisheries Management through Efficient Fisheries Resources Data Statistics. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 6: 202-211.

DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2011.202.211






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