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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Pond Fish Culture Practices in Nigeria

J.A. Akankali, J.F.N. Abowei and A. Eli
Corresponding Author:  Abowei Jasper 

Key words:  Culture combinations, identification, method, pond fish culture, practices, ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 181-195
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2011 February, 25 2011 March, 26 2011 June, 06

Pond fish culture practices in Nigeria was reviewed to refresh the minds of fish and other interested stake holders on some basic principles involved in pond fish culture. Fish pond system is the commonest agricultural techniques in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Profit making, job creation, provision of raw materials for several industries and increase in foreign exchange earnings are some benefits. However, loss of land and introduction some water borne diseases are some disadvantages in pond fish culture. This articles reviews the fish pond management processes, stocking of ponds, feeding of fish, types of culture, fish farming combined with other branches of agriculture, rearing of fish for purposes other than food, other fish culture, types of fish used for fish culture in central east Africa, general biology of the species of value in fish culture and suitable combinations of fish for stocking to reawaken the minds of individuals, companies and government on the need to develop pond fish culture in Nigeria.
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J.A. Akankali, J.F.N. Abowei and A. Eli, 2011. Pond Fish Culture Practices in Nigeria.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 3(3): 181-195.
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