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: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Seasonality in the photosynthetic productivity and biomass of phytoplankton in Lake Tinishu Abaya (Rift Valley, Ethiopia): The basis for fish production

Yirga Enawgaw
  • Yirga Enawgaw
  • Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Wolkite University, P. O. Box 07, Wolkite, Ethiopia.
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Brook Lemma
  • Brook Lemma
  • Department of Zoological Sciences, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P. O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 30 October 2017
  •  Accepted: 01 February 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018

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