International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010

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Aspects of reproductive indices and enteroparasitic infestation of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in a tropical reservoir

The study was carried out between September 2011 and August 2013, using 328 Clarias gariepinus in Oba reservoir, Oyo State, Nigeria. Standard methods were used to determine gonado-somatic index (GSI), fecundity values, and enteroparasitic infestation of the fish. Sex ratio was 1.3:1, male to female, and females on an average invested 20.54 % of its body weight in egg production while male GSI was 6.05 ± 0.19 %. Spawning...

Author(s):Olumuyiwa Olasunmibo Ajala and Olatunde O. Fawole

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Comparative analysis of sinking time index and water stability of different level of inclusion of cassava flour and brewer yeast in a test diet

The ability of fish feed to maintain its nutritional content for considerable period of time in pond water has become an important aspect of Aquaculture. Several feed binder, mostly starch with other ingredient capable of creating air trap within the pellet of formulated feed has been used to improve the integrity of fish feed in water. The presence of the above characteristics in cassava flour and brewer yeast inform...

Author(s):Olawale Ahmed Onada and Oluniyi Solomon Ogunola

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Effects of Processing Methods on Anti-Nutrient Levels of Ricinus communis L.

The anti-nutritional values in raw, autoclaved, boiled, fermented, soaked and toasted castor oil seeds (Ricinus communis L.) collected from Ado-Ekiti metropolis, Nigeria were evaluated. The time allotted for each of the treatments include, 20, 30 and 40 min (CSCA20, CSCA30 and CSCA40) for autoclaving; 40, 50 and 60 min (CSCB40, CSCB50 and CSCB60) for boiling; 48, 72 and 96 h (CSCF48, CSCF72 and CSCF96) for fermenting; 48,...

Author(s):Agboola, E.O and Adebayo, I. A

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Growth determination of selected fish species in lake Alau, Borno State, Nigeria

Growth determination of selected fish species (Oreochromis niloticus, Coptodon zillii, Brycinus nurse and Mormyrus rume ) was carried out in Lake Alau. The aim was to find out the growth pattern of the purposely selected fish species. A total of eighty samples of the four different fish species were purchased from the commercial fisher forks in lake Alau and were carried to the fish biology...

Author(s):Mshelia M. B., Bukar Z. L. and Garba U.

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Selected metal (Fe, Cu and Zn) levels in fish and water at Abaya and Chamo Rift Valley lakes

Samples of fish organs and water were collected from three sampling sites of Lakes Chamo and Abaya. A procedure consuming 12 mL mixture of HNO3-H2O2 for gill, kidney, liver and 1:2.5 mL mixture of HNO3-HCl for water samples for digestion of was developed. Concentrations of three metals in water and their accumulation in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Barbus (Labeobarbus intermedius) fish species were determined...

Author(s):Dugasa Gerenfes, Endale Teju and Tesfahun Kebede

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Distribution, Impacts and Management Option for water hyacinth (Eichhnornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) in Ethiopia: A review

Water hyacinth (Eichhprnia crassipes) is the most dangerous and worst invasive aquatic weed in the worldwide including Ethiopia, and negatively affecting millions of water resources, fisheries, transportation and social structure. Water hyacinth was introduced in the water bodies of the Rift Valley in 68years ago and currently, the weed is distributed Lake Tana, Lake Abaya, Lake Koka, Koka Dam. The wide distribution and...

Author(s):Yigrem Mengist Liyew

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Suitability of citrated egg yolk Semen extender for short term preservation of the milt of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus stored in deep freezer

A study was conducted to test the viability of the milt of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus following extension in citrated egg yolk extender and stored in a deep freezer at -20oC. Two male brood stocks of Clarias gariepinus with average age of 14 months, average weight 1.5kg and average measurement of 41.5cm length were used. The experiment comprised of two groups via the test and control groups. The test group...

Author(s):Ubah Simon Azubuike, Nwankwo Prisca Adaoma, Obudu Christopher Ese, Ogunbodede Mofuloku Ade and Enem Simon Ikechukwu

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Body weight-brain weight relationship of three commercially important fish species from Egbe reservoir, Southwestern Nigeria

Fish brain has been shown to influence physiological performance like reproduction, adaptation and food utilization, among others. Body- weight and brain weight of three fish species (Hepsetus odoe, Parachanna obscura and Sarotherodon galilaeus) collected from Egbe reservoir, Nigeria were examined. Body weights of 100 specimens of each fish species ranged from 58.4 - 575.8, 88.1- 425.2 and 102.1-395.6 g for H. odoe, P....

Author(s):Olatunde Oginni and Francis Ayodeji Gbore

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Optimum Dietary Protein Level for Growing Nile Tilapia Fingerlings under a Fertilizer Regime in winter

The study aims to determine the optimum dietary protein level for growing Nile tilapia fingerlings (Oreochromis niloticus) in fertilized ponds in winter, and investigate the possibility of depending entirely on natural food enhanced by fertilization as the sole source of nutrition. The experiment consisted of four treatments, each replicated in three hapas erected in an earthen pond. Each hapa was stocked with fifty...

Author(s):Magda A. A., Elnouman B. M. A., Abdalla M. Y. M. ., Elnouman B. M. A., Abdalla M. Y. M.

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Biodiversity, abundance and The Type Composition of Plankton which are associated with several methods of Mariculture at Barru District Indonesia

Mariculture is overgrowing along with the decrease in a marine catch. It is expected to be the largest supplier of marine and fishery sectors. Improvement effort of mariculture activities will be further encouraged including efforts to optimize its other roles as conservation areas. This study is conduct in Barru waters from February 2017 to November 2018. The purpose of this study is to determine biodiversity, density,...

Author(s):Andi Adam Malik

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Analysis of fisherfolks willingness to pay for improved management of water hyancith in Lake Victoria, Kenya

Fishing is the main economic activity among the riparian communities along the shorelines of Lake Victoria. The lake is however facing heavy threat of water hyacinth infestation which impacted negatively to the ecological and socio-economic activities in Lake Victoria. The study aimed at estimating the fisherfolks’ Willingness-to-pay (WTP) for improved management of water hyacinth and to examine socio-economic determinants...

Author(s):John Samuel Otieno

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Assessment of Fish Farmers Use of Recommended Management Practices in Oyo State, Nigeria

The enhancement of fish production through aquaculture can be brought about by enhancing farmers’ utilization of information on new innovations and recommended practices. This study was carried out to assess fish farmers’ use of recommended management practices in Oyo state. One hundred and fifty fish farmers were selected from the four agricultural zones in the state using multistage sampling technique. Primary Data were...

Author(s):Adelodun Oluwatobi

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Heavy metals concentration in Clarias gariepinus obtained from two earthened dams in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Heavy metals concentration in the blood and gills of Clarias gariepinus obtained from two dams (Asa and University of Ilorin), Kwara State, Nigeria was carried out to determine their level of safety for human consumption. Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and lead (Pb) in blood and gill of species from the two dams were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). Blood and extracted gills...

Author(s):Abubakar M.I.

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Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor of Berried African River Prawn (Macrobrachium vollenhovenii) in Asejire Reservoir, Nigeria

The freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium vollenhovenii is one of the species that contribute to the fisheries in the Asejire Reservoir in southwest Nigeria, where major causes of environmental degradation that affect species integrity and survival exist. The length-weight relationship and condition factor of 209 berried M. vollenhovenii from the reservoir was studied for a period of six months. The mean total length was...

Author(s):Ajibare Adefemi

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Effects of dietary supplementation of Piper guineense fruit extract on the milt quality of Clarias gariepinus broodstock

Clarias gariepinus is a major cultivable fish species in Nigeria. The method of it seedling propagation and quality of seed produced is therefore crucial. In the present study, the effect of dietary supplementation of aqueous extract of Piper guineense on the milt quality of male catfish, C. gariepinus broodstocks was investigated. 75 male C. gariepinus (mean weight ± 407.5 g) were fed with four diets supplemented with...

Author(s):Victoria Chidinma Ejete-Iroh

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First report of Philometra sp. infestation in Yellow edged lyretail from Indian waters

Studies on the groupers over a two year period showed the prevalence of nematode infestation in gonads during post monsoon months. Incidences of gonad atrophy were also noted leading to isolation of the nematode and identification upto generic level. Variola louti commonly called Yellow edged lyretail is a species contributing to the hooks and line fishery was seen to be infected with Philometroid sp. Seven gonad infecting...

Author(s):Nair Rekha

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Morphometric and growth performance analysis of wild and hybrid strain of Malawian Tilapia Oreochromis shiranus (Boulenger, 1897)

The study examined the growth performance and morphometric characteristics of a wild against a hybrid strain of Malawian Tilapia Oreochromis shiranus. The objective of the study was to compare growth rates and morphological variations between hybrid and local strain. Three strains were analysed-an F1 hybrid (O. shiranus male X Oreochromis karongae female), F1 (Local) and F1 of wild strain as a control. The fish were...

Author(s):C. Nowa

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Effects on Post-harvest Infrastructure Facilities in Fisheries Sector in Tamil Nadu

Fisheries sector plays a significant role in the Indian and Tamil Nadu economy. The fishery sector has transferred from traditional activities into commercial enterprises. The main objectives of this paper are to examine the effects on effects on post-harvest infrastructure facilities in fisheries sector in Tamil Nadu and policy analysis in the state. In the matter of development of post-harvest infrastructure showed...

Author(s):MURUGAN K.

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Comparative studies of the performance of three genera of the family Cichlidae

A six-month trial was conducted to study the growth performance and survival rates of three different species (Sarotherodon galilaeus, Tilapia zillii and Oreochromis niloticus), belonging to three genera (Sarotherodon, Tilapia and Oreochromis) of the family Cichlidae. Fingerlings were stocked in concrete tanks and fed with 25% crude protein feed at 5% body weight twice daily. O. niloticus attained the highest mean weight...


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Growth performance and nutrient digestibility of juvenile Clarias gariepinus fed phytase-supplemented soya bean (oil-extracted) and full fat soya bean diet: comparison of phosphorus availability, digestibility and serum parameters

Two experiments were carried out to investigate and compare growth, phosphorus availability, digestibility and serum status in juvenile Clarias gariepinus. Two groups of five isonitrogenous and isocalorific diets containing25, 50, 75, and 100 % soya bean meal (oil-extracted) and roasted soya bean meal, respectively, were formulated and supplemented with graded levels of phytase at 0. 250, 500, 750 and 1000 FTU/g. A fish...

Author(s):B.U Akpoilih; B.O Omitoyin; E.K Ajani

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A comparative analysis of the quality of Solar Tent Dried and Open Sun Dried Usipa fish (Engraulicypris sardella) Pisces; Cyprinidae

This study assessed the effects of solar tent drying and open sun drying on nutrient content and microbial load of Engraulicypris sardella (local name Usipa), a pelagic cyprinid endemic to Lake Malawi which supports the bulk of artisanal fishery in Malawi. Solar tent dried and open sun dried Engraulicypris sardella contained 63.77±0.12 % and 63.62±0.28 % of crude protein, 22.79± 0.20 % and 22.9± 0.24 % of fat, 6.29 ± 0.10...

Author(s):James Banda, Mangani Katundu, Essau Thunga Chisale, Victoria Ndolo, Geoffrey Zantute Kanyerere and Placid Mpeketula

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This study investigated the growth, length-weight relationships and condition factor of fish species found in Challawa gorge dam. 10 fish species belonging to 9 families were identified. These were: Bagrus bayad macropterus, Synodontis schall, Oreochromis niloticus, Pollimyrus isidori, Marcusenius senegalensis, Schilbe uranoscopus, Clarias lazera, Lates niloticus, Brycinus nurse and Auchenoglanis occidentalis. Their...


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Application of Box-Jenkins models in forecasting annual catch trend of Usipa (Engraulicypris Sardella (Gunther, 1868)) from Lake Malawi

Modelling is a process by which mathematical expression is used to describe a real quantitative situation in a system. The development of scientific understanding through quantitative expression of current knowledge of a system helps managers and planners to make tactical and strategic decisions. The study was designed to model catches for important cyprinid species (E. sardella) from Lake Malawi. The Box-Jenkins approach...


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The use of duckweed chlorella combination as a protein supplement and the subsequent effects on tilapia fish fry would be a good way of reducing production costs in intensive tank tilapia culture. Thus an investigation was staged to identify the effects of duckweed and chlorella algae as feed supplements on Nile tilapia fry growth under the green water technique. Three experimental treatments were run in two replicates for...


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The reuse of catfish effluent by irrigation can make a significant contribution to the integrated management of our water resources. The study was done to determine the suitability of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) effluent as irrigation water source. Forty (40) samples were collected from five ponds. Physical and chemical parameters of catfish effluent samples from selected earthen ponds were determined in...

Author(s):Omofunmi Olorunwa

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Effects of feeding frequency on growth performance, feed utilization and body composition of Oreochromis shiranus juvenile (Trewavas 1983) reared in rectangular fiberglass tanks.

A two months feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding frequencies (2, 3 and 4 times/day) on growth performance, feed utilization and body composition of Oreochromis shiranus under laboratory conditions. A total of 180 Oreochromis shiranus fingerlings of 9g were stocked in 9 experimental opaque fiberglass tanks of about 150l of water each. The completely randomized design (CRD) was used in this...


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Research on the current situation, problems and Countermeasures of Chinese Aquaculture Logistics

This research aimed to analyze the characteristics of China's seafood logistics, the status quo of China's seafood logistics system and logistics organization pattern of China's seafood logistics, and to evaluate the efficiency of China's seafood logistics, and put forward suggestions.

Author(s):zhou Haixia

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A Review of the Distribution and yield performance of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) in different microhabitat types around Port Bunyala Bay of Lake Victoria, Kenya

It has been reported that Wild L. Victoria Oreochromis niloticus have disappeared from about 40% of their historical breeding ranges. This study was conducted to determine the effect of different microhabitat types on the species distribution and yield performance around Port Bunyala Bay. Physical parameters (Temperature, Total depth and Conductivity) which contributes to the dispersal and yield performance of the species...

Author(s): Omolo James

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Preliminary Assessment of heavy metal concentration in selected fish feed ingredients

Abstract. Dearth of information exist on the heavy metal concentration (HM) of local fish feed ingredients in Nigeria, thus preliminary investigation on the concentration of lead, cadium (toxic heavy metals), copper, zinc and chromiun(essential trace metals) present in some selected feed ingredients. The two toxic metals; lead and cadium were found in fishmeal at the concentration of 0.30mg/kg each. Cd content in soybean...


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Effect of Spirulina meal on Growth and Survival of freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Juvenile

This study was conducted to assess the potential growth promoting effect of Spirulina on Macrobrachium rosenbergii juveniles. The experimental feed crude protein level was maintained at the level of maximum 32 %. The feed was prepared by fishmeal which was replaced with Spirulina powder at 2.5 %, 5 % and 10 % level, its serve as experimental feed. Without Spirulina feed serve as a control feed. The experiment was prolonged...


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