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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part C

Adaptation strategies to reduce the effect of climate change (utilization of indigenous systems by the fisher folks) in the coastal region of Nigeria


Author(s): ML Adeleke, I Ajibefun and A Famoofo

Abstract: Climate change is now very much with us, so all countries must work to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and learn how to cope with the impacts of climatic change. Developing countries, however, have relatively small greenhouse gas emissions, so mitigation is less important for them. Adaptation is more relevant for poorer nations because of their relative vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. The present study examined the utilization of the Indigenous Systems as a means of reducing the effect of climate change in the coastal region of Nigeria using Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state as a case study. The objectives of the study includes: determination of the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents in the study area, identification of the indigenous system (IS) peculiar to the study area, determination of the relationship between the most utilized IS and the demographic characteristics of the respondents, identification of the problems inherent in fishing and identification of the problems caused by IS in fishing. Eighty-four (84) respondents were purposively selected from two communities in Ilaje LGA. The results of the study revealed some of the indigenous system which the respondents were familiar with and their effects. It was also revealed from this study that most of the respondents were male and a large percentage of the fishing population in Ilaje LGA believed that ISs are better than modern systems, they also believed that fishing is not profitable without the use of IS. Chi-square analysis was used to determine the relationship between the six most utilized IS and the demographic characteristics of the respondents. A 5- Likert scale was used to answer some perception questions while Chronbach alpha was used to test the reliability of the survey instrument used in the study.

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How to cite this article:
ML Adeleke, I Ajibefun and A Famoofo. Adaptation strategies to reduce the effect of climate change (utilization of indigenous systems by the fisher folks) in the coastal region of Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(4): 179-185.
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