publication . Conference object . 1999

Homestead fish pond and the environment in Nigeria

Okaeme, A.N.;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1999
Abstract
Homestead fish culture is a recent innovation for mass production of fish at backyard in Nigeria. The processes of pond construction often have resulted in soil disturbances, vegetation losses, and creation of new aquatic environment. The paper discusses homestead ponds in Nigeria, their potential impact on the environment which includes erosion, over flooding, pest and disease, accident risk, undesired fossil fuel production, vegetation destruction and fish genetic conservation, strategies for environmental management in relation to pond construction are suggested
Subjects
free text keywords: Aquaculture, Environment
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
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Conference object . 1999

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