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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part D

Gears, artisanal fishing techniques of fish and their pressure on the ichthyological stand of the lower basin of the Comoé river (Côte d’ivoire)


Author(s): Abissa Antoine Yao, Koffi Mexmin Konan, N Guessan Gustave Aliko, Lassina Doumbia, Allassane Ouattara and Germain Gourene

Abstract: This study carried out in the lower basin of the Comoe River belonging to Grand Bassam wetland (Côte d’Ivoire) aims to assess gears, arisanal fishing techniques of fish and the pressure exerted on the ichthyological stocking. Ten (10) sites (Motobé, Palm-CI, Yaou, Adjékro, Campement Konian, Campement Kodjran, Campement, Ekressinville or 3 kilos, Delanoi, Adiaho and Kodjoboué.) were sampled from Jun 2014 to February 2016. The present paper highlights the variety and abundance of the fishermen’s means of production consisting of boats (monoxyl and board) and fishing gears. Sampling made it possible to collect 171 gillnets, 3,726 bow-nets (fish-traps), 351 longlines, 800 setups, including 690 in bamboo, 60 in cut wood and 50 in PVC tube, 6 hawks, three types of handcrafted harpoons, handline, arrow fishing. In terms of techniques it has been observed phantom fishing and disturbance of the surface of the water. The investigations revealed the lack of a service in charge of enforcing the fishing regulations. This allows the fishermen to operate as they see fit using prohibited gears, with little or no selective gears.

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Abissa Antoine Yao, Koffi Mexmin Konan, N Guessan Gustave Aliko, Lassina Doumbia, Allassane Ouattara, Germain Gourene. Gears, artisanal fishing techniques of fish and their pressure on the ichthyological stand of the lower basin of the Comoé river (Côte d’ivoire). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(3):261-266.
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