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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 1)
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The Akankali Model for the Biodiversity, Fisheries Conservation and Management in the Niger Delta Nigeria

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

Key words:  Akankali model, biodiversity, fisheries conservation, management, Niger Delta, Nigeria,
Vol. 2 , (1): Page No: 32-36
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 January, 21 2010 February, 11 2010 March, 20
Abstract:

This study was carried out to access the existence, level of knowledge and application if any amongst the institutional agencies of fisheries resources conservation model for the Niger Delta region focusing on relevant Institutions based in Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta States; developed a model called the Akankali biodiversity/fisheries resources conservation model. The objective of the model is to have a sustainability Index for the attainment of a conservation /management standard that will at all times result in a Biodiversity Balance (BB) between the rate of resource Exploitation/Intervention (EX/IN) and the rate of Itís Replenishment /Regeneration (Re Re). The model is made up of two components that are in tw o stages (steps). The need to develop an indigenous model for the conservation and management of natural renewable biodiversity resources for the Niger Delta was informed by the paucity of such models that could provide an index for the sustainable exploitation of the economic flora and fauna resources of the region. The relevant institutions in the core Niger Delta fishing states of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers and found that the institutional agencies personnel were not applying any scientific index (dices) for the conservation and management of fisheries resources in the region. Consequently, that study recommended that an indigenous model be developed in this regard that can be applied renewable natural resources conservation. The first component of the model is the biodiversity component. It captures a general model for the conservation and management of the biological natural renewable biodiversity resources. These resources essentially include forestry, wildlife and fisheries. The second component of the model is the demonstration of its application to a specific natural renewable resource type such as fishery, forestry and wildlife. For this study, this demonstration was applied to fisheries resources conservation and management.
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J.A. Akankali and J.F.N. Abowei, 2010. The Akankali Model for the Biodiversity, Fisheries Conservation and Management in the Niger Delta Nigeria.  Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2(1): Page No: 32-36.
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