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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part C

Specific richness, size classes and growth parameters of the main fish species in the upper Mouhoun River basin in Burkina Faso


Author(s): Compaore Inoussa, Sanogo Souleymane, Tankoano Boalidioa, Tama Kouakou, Nacro B Hassan and Kabre T André

Abstract: In Burkina Faso, fisheries management based on compliance with the fishing gears being authorized by the legislations is inadequate. In this context, it is necessary to find other tools to assess the catch sizes of the species and the quality of the living environment of the fish. For this purpose, a sampling was carried out in three fishing sites in order to study the richness, the size class, the weight-length relationship of captured species and the condition factor of the dominant species during the rainy and dry seasons. The results showed that the three fishing sites were found to be species abundant ones with 43 species divided into 31 genera belonging to 18 families. The dominant species were: Oreochromis niloticus, Sarotherodon galilaeus, Heterotis niloticus, Auchenoglanis occidentalis and Synodontis schall. In Bama, the catch sizes of O. niloticus ranged from 7.5 to 25 cm while in Balla it varied from 12.5 to 32.5 cm. The size of S. galilaeus ranged from 7.5 to 22.5 cm, 12.5 to 30 cm and 15 to 25 cm in Bama, Balla and Samendeni, respectively. Values of the constant b of the weight-length relationship revealed that 50% of the species had negative allometric growth, 20% had isometric growth and 30% had positive allometric growth. This showed that some species are exploited below the size of their first maturity in some sites, which might compromise their long-term survival.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1c.2402

Pages: 195-203  |  110 Views  16 Downloads

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Compaore Inoussa, Sanogo Souleymane, Tankoano Boalidioa, Tama Kouakou, Nacro B Hassan, Kabre T André. Specific richness, size classes and growth parameters of the main fish species in the upper Mouhoun River basin in Burkina Faso. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(1):195-203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1c.2402
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