International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 224

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-economic characteristics of small-scale catfish farming enterprise in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria

  • AMACHREE Dokuboba
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  • JAMABO Nene
  • Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  • JOSEPH Dorah E.
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 17 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 06 February 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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