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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part F

Small pelagic fish Pellonula Leonensis Boulenger, 1916 (Pisces; Clupeidae) fishery in Taabo Lake: Typology, yield and socio-economic characteristics


Author(s): Abissa Antoine YAO, Kouassi Sébastino DA Costa, Yéhé Mathieu Dietoa

Abstract: Typology and production of Pellonula leonensis Fishery in Taabo Lake was characterized. For this purpose, a survey on fishing units and fishmongers was conducted from July 2006 to October 2007. Morphometric data of captured specimens were measured at different climatic seasons. In total, sixteen fishing units and nine fishmongers were registered. They are mainly autochthonous. One fishing unit includes one Captain for three sailors, 1 canoe and 1 shore Seine. Overall, 66.7% of fishermen are 20 to 30 years old. Fishmongers are 15 to 36 years old. Furthermore, P. leonensis stocks in Taabo Lake are submitted to a high fishing pressure. This laid to a reduction of this fish specimen size compared to those of Fae and Buyo Lakes. Estimated average production of P. leonensis fluctuates from 26.7 to 350.7 t with an average of 132.2 t. The fishing unit owner earn annually 999.8 to 1374.8 USD.

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How to cite this article:
Abissa Antoine YAO, Kouassi Sébastino DA Costa, Yéhé Mathieu Dietoa. Small pelagic fish Pellonula Leonensis Boulenger, 1916 (Pisces; Clupeidae) fishery in Taabo Lake: Typology, yield and socio-economic characteristics. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(1):392-399.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies