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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part A

Comparative studies of the socio-economic characteristics of marine and lagoon artisanal Fisherfolks in Lagos state, Nigeria


Author(s): Ogunsola and Adeyeni Folakee

Abstract: Comparative study of the socio-economic characteristics of marine and lagoon artisanal fisherfolks in Lagos State was studied using multi-stage sampling technique to pick eighteen fishing marine and lagoon communities respectively, based on Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority Extension visit classification. Oral and structured questionnaire were used in collecting data on fishers socio-economic characteristics and operation income. Descriptive statistics, T-test, Chi-square were used for data analysis. The result showed significant differences in the gender distribution, mean age, house-hold size, fishing experience and average monthly fishing income of marine and lagoon respondents. For fisheries operation empowerment, loan facility, it is recommended that male fisher folks between the ages of thirty to sixty five years should be considered while male lagoon fisher folks should be encouraged to augment their very low monthly income with aquaculture production. Marine fisher folks women should be introduced to modern fish processing facilities to prevent fish spoilage during bumper harvest.

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How to cite this article:
Ogunsola, Adeyeni Folakee. Comparative studies of the socio-economic characteristics of marine and lagoon artisanal Fisherfolks in Lagos state, Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(5):37-43.
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