African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 969


Water quality problems, related challenges and their impacts on Ethiopian fishery

Agumassie Tesfahun
  • Agumassie Tesfahun
  • Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Ambo University, P. O. Box 19, Ambo, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 22 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 03 December 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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Abegaz H, YalewA,Mengistu E (2010). Fishery Resource Development Program: Survey on Fish Resource Potential and Socio-Economics of Tendaho Reservoir, Afar National Regional State. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Agricultural Extension Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture.


Abraha K, Gebrekidan A, Weldegebriel Y, Hadera A (2014). Physico-chemical analysis of almeda textile industry effluents in Tigray. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 1(1):1-7.


Abrehet KM, Shewit G, Belayneh A (2015). Effects of Bahir Dar Textile Factory Effluents on the Water Quality of the Head Waters of Blue Nile River. Ethiopia. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 7 p.


Ali Kh, Saber A, El-Shafai, Farag A, Samhan, Wagdy KB (2008). Effect of water pollution on expression of immune response genes of Solea aegyptiaca in Lake Qarun. African Journal of Biotechnology 7(10):1418-1425.


Anteneh W, Getahun A, Dejen E (2010). Assessment of downstream dispersal of juveniles of the migratory riverine spawning Labeobarbus spp. of Lake Tana, pp. 161-172.


Awoke T (2015). Fish species diversity in major river basins of Ethiopia: A review. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 7(5):365-374.


Berehanu B, Bekele L, Tekle-Giorgis Y (2015). Chemical Composition of Industrial Effluents and Their Effect on the Survival of Fish and Eutrophication of Lake Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Environmental Protection 6:792-803.


Birhanu HA (2017). Physico-Chemical Analysis of Effluents from Tannery Industry in Ethiopia. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 8(1):1099-1109.


Dawodu B, Zaid A, Olalekan EI, Falilu A (2015) Consequences of Anthropogenic Activities on Fish and the Aquatic Environment. Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences 3:138.


Desta Z, Børgstrøm R, Rosseland BO, Zinabu GM (2006). Major difference in mercury concentrations of the African big barb, Barbus intermedius (R.) due to shifts in trophic position. Ecology of Freshwater Fish15:532-543.


Desta H, Lemma B, Till Stellmacher (2017). Farmers' awareness and perception of Lake Ziway (Ethiopia) and its watershed management. Limnologica 65:61-75.


Desta H, Lemma B, Gerhard A, Till S (2015). Degradation of Lake Ziway, Ethiopia: A study of the environmental perceptions of school students. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 20:243-255.


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Fetahi T (2007). Trophic analysis of Lake Hawassa using Mass-balance Ecopath model. Ecological modeling 201:398-408.


Gebre-Mariam Z, Desta Z (2003). The Chemical Composition of the Effluent from Hawassa Textile Factory and Its Effects on Aquatic Biota. SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology 25:263-274.


Gebremedhin S (2014). Some biological aspects of Labeobarbus spp. (Pisces: Cyprinidae) at Arno-Garno River Lake Tana subbasin, Ethiopia. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 9:46-62.


Gebremedhin S, Abebe G, Wassie A, Stijn B, Peter G (2018). A Drivers-Pressure-State-Impact-Responses Framework to Support the Sustainability of Fish and Fisheries in Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Sustain 10:2957.


Golubtsov AS, Mina MV (2003). Fish species diversity in the main drainage systems of Ethiopia: current knowledge and research perspectives. Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources 5(2):281-318.


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Janko MT (2014). Fish Production, Consumption and Management in Ethiopia Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. 3(9):460-466.


Keliel A (2002). User's Attitudes toward Fisheries Management on Lake Ziway, Ethiopia (Unpublished thesis work).


Knat R (2012). Textile dyeing industry an environmental hazard. Natural Science 4(1):22-26.


Minuta J, Jini D (2017). Impact of Effluents from Wet Coffee Processing Plants on the Walleme River of Southern Ethiopia. Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology 11:90-96.


Mohabansi NP, Tekade PV, Bawankar SV (2011). Physico-chemical parameters of textile mill effluent, Hinganghat District, Wardha. Current World Environment 6:165-168.


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Temesgen M, Getahun A (2016). Fishery Management Problems in Ethiopia: Natural and Human Induced Impacts and the Conservation Challenges. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture 24(4):305-313.


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Utaile Y, Sulaiman (2016). Assessment of water quality parameters of Lake Chamo-implications for freshwater fishes, Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Hill Agriculture 7(2):237-241.


Vijverberg J, Dejen E, Getahun A (2012). Nagelkerke. The composition of fish communities of nine Ethiopian lakes along a north-south gradient: threats and possible solutions. Animal Biology 62:315-335.


Wondie A (2010). Current land use practices and possible management strategies in shore area wetland ecosystem of Lake Tana: Towards improving livelihoods, productivity and biodiversity conservation. pp. 7-9.


Worako AW (2015). Evaluation of the water quality status of Lake Hawassa by using water quality index, Southern Ethiopia. International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 7(4):58-65.


Wosnie A, Wondie A (2014). Bahir Dar tannery effluent characterization and its impact onthe head of Blue Nile River. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 8(6):312-318.