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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part F

Socio economic characteristics of artisanal fishermen in inland waters of Kebbi state, North-West Nigeria


Author(s): Bawa DY, SM Nurul Amin, A Arshad, F Md Yusoff, IS Kamaruddin and LA Argungu

Abstract: This study aims to unveil the present socio-economic status of fishermen in Kebbi state northwest Nigeria. Three fishing communities were randomly selected and information about fishing gears, fish landing’s diversity and the social status of the fishermen, such as education level, religion, age, occupation, house condition, sanitary condition, and other facilities were collected using a set of structured questionnaire from 289 fishermen in March 2017. In this study, the socio-demographic results revealed that all the fishermen were 100% Muslim by faith. Though, 31.8% were youth between 31 and 40 years old however, only 41.9% had their formal education. On the other hand, most of the fishermen (97.9%) engaged in fishing as their main occupation, with 49.5% categorized as low income earners of the fisher’s community. Looking at the educational level and the standard of living of the fishermen, there is a need for the government and the non-government organizations to place some efforts in other to help in improving the facilities and amenities available within the fishermen community of the Kebbi state.

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How to cite this article:
Bawa DY, SM Nurul Amin, A Arshad, F Md Yusoff, IS Kamaruddin, LA Argungu. Socio economic characteristics of artisanal fishermen in inland waters of Kebbi state, North-West Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):416-421.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies