International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part E
Typology of fishermen and fishing gears from the Solomougou Dam Lake (Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire)Author(s):
Moustapha Diaby, Koffi Dongo Kouassi, Kouassi Sylvain Konan and Konan N’DaAbstract:
Waterbodies in northern Côte d’Ivoire are predominantly lakes created from dams. One of them, Lake Solomougou, with an area of 500 hectares, is the largest fishing spot around the city of Korhogo. The present work has been undertaken from October 2018 to September 2019 in order to study demographic structure of fishermen and types of fishing gears used in this fishery. A total of 46 fishermen were recorded during the study period. Among them, 95.65% were of Malian origin and the others were Ivorians. Their ages ranged from 13 to 61 years and 95.74% of them have not had formal education. Also, 45.45% of the fishermen exclusively used gillnets while 9% of them used gillnets in combination with other fishing gears. The other fishermen used traps, sparrow hawks, longlines, seine nets; bamboo trap the was used only by one fisherman. Proportions of traps (47.35%) and gillnets (44.86%) were the highest in this fishery in terms of numbers, while those for bamboo traps and seine nets were 0.31% and 1.25%, respectively. Gillnets used in the fishery had bar lengths ranging from 14 to 40 millimeters. However, according to current Ivorian legislation on the regulation of inland fisheries, 87.5% of them are not regulated in this fishery because they have bar length less than 35 centimeters.Pages: 355-359 | 119 Views 12 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Moustapha Diaby, Koffi Dongo Kouassi, Kouassi Sylvain Konan, Konan N’Da. Typology of fishermen and fishing gears from the Solomougou Dam Lake (Korhogo, Côte d'Ivoire). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(5):355-359.