Research Papers/Topics in Fisheries And Wildlife Management

Assessment Of Vertebrate Diversity In Alabata Nature Reserve Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal usecannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of itslocation. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developmentsare gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve ofAbeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would informtheir better management. Assessments ...

ASSESSMENT OF VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY IN ALABATA NATURE RESERVE ABEOKUTA, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

The importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal use cannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of its location. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developments are gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve of Abeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would inform their better ma...

A STUDY OF THE PLANKTON AND BENTHOS OF EKOLE RIVER IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTA study was undertaken to determine the plankton and benthos of Ekole River in Bayelsa State of Nigeria. Surface water and sediment samples were collected in the dry (December-January) and wet (June –July) seasons between 2003 and 2004 for plankton and benthic analyses. The water temperature ranged from 27-33°C, pH 6.30-7.5, total suspended solids (T.S.S) 110-282 mg/L, Chloride 15.40- 39.6 mg/l, dissolved oxygen 4.11-10.83 mg/l and conductivity 64.5-84.55µS/cm. The total plankt...

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF AMPHIBIANS IN THREE LAND USE TYPES IN THE DORMAA-AHENKRO DISTRICT IN THE BRONG-AHAFO REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the diversity and distribution of amphibians in theMpameso Forest Reserve and its surrounding cocoa and teak-acaciaplantations in the Dormaa-Ahenkro district, in both rainy and dry seasons.Ninety plots (30 plots per study site) were established along transect lines andsearched for amphibians. Specimens were found by visual encounter surveys(VES). A total of 1187 individuals of 16 species belonging to six anuranfamilies (Arthroleptidae, Bufonidae, Hyperoliidae, ...

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION, BACTERIAL LOAD AND ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY OF FARM-RAISED CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) FROM THE DORMAA MUNICIPALITY, GHANA.

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional composition, bacterial load andorganoleptic quality of farm-raised African catfish (Clarias gariepinus; Burchell, 1822) inthe Dormaa Municipality. Thirty (30) specimen of freshly harvested fish Clariasgariepinus of average weight 912.78 ± 16.43 g obtained from a fish farm and an equalnumber of smoked farm-raised fish of average weight 769.19 ± 6.48 g were used for thestudy. Proximate analysis, bacterial and organoleptic quality a...

THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF COW BLOOD MEAL AND ITS EFFECT OF GROWTH PERFORMANCE, HAEAMATOLOGY AND PLASMA ENZYMES OF HYBRID CATFISH

ABSTRACTThe nutritional potential of sun-dried cow blood meal (CBM) was investigated for its effect on growth performance, haematology and plasma enzyme activities in hybrid catfish fingerlings (Clarias gariepinus Male x Heterobranchus longifilis Female), in an assay that lasted for twelve weeks. 

THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND SURVIVAL CLARIAS GARIEPINUS FRY RAISED IN HOMESTEAD CONCRETE TANKS

ABSTRACTFertilizer application in earthen ponds has been used as a low cost method of sustainable aquaculture production.

NUTRITIVE POTENTIAL OF SWEET POTATOES PEEL MEAL AND REPLACEMENT VALUE FOR MAIZE DIETS OF AFRICAN CATFISH

ABSTRACTThe study evaluated the potential of sweet potato meal as a replacement for maize at a varying inclusion levels in the diet of advanced fry of Clarias gariepinus.

Assessment of Toxicological Impact of Light Crude Oil on Clarias Gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Fingerlings

ABSTRACTOil spillage is of critical concern in Nigeria because of the problems of pollution and associated disturbances. it is therefore necessary to study the effects of oil pollution on fish using clarias gariepinus, a widely cultured fish species in the tropics.

USE OF SESAME SEED CAKE AS REPLACEMENT FOR FISH MEAL IN DIETS FOR CATFISH, CLARIUS GLARIEPINUS

ABSTRACTA 6 week feeding trail was conducted in glass tanks with juveniles Clarius glariepinus to examine the effects of partial and total replacement of fishmeal with sesame seed cake protein.

ASSESSMENT OF VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY IN ALABATA NATURE RESERVE ABEOKUTA, SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The importance of wildlife, especially the vertebrates for game, tourism and medicinal use cannot be over emphasized. Nature reserves are also known to influence the ecosystem of its location. However, rapid increase in land use for agriculture and other physical developments are gradually reducing wildlife habitation including the Alabata area nature reserve of Abeokuta. Inventory of these resources in relation to their habitat parameters would inform their better management. ...

GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF CLARIAS GARIEPINUS JUVENILES ON COCOA POD HUSK-SUPPLEMENTED DIETS

ABSTRACTAn experiment was undertaken to determine the effect of boiling of cocoa pod husk and levels of inclusion that will positively affect the growth rate of CIarias gariepinus, a major species of importance cultured in Nigeria Cocoa Pod husk is a by-product of cocoa industry often discarded as Waste. This study was to assess the effect of incorporation of boiled Cocoa pod husk into the diets of C.gariepinus juveniles.

PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CROSS RIVER AND COASTAL AREAS OF CROSS RIVER AND AKWA IBOM STATES, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTA study was carried out to determine the physico-chemical characteristics of the water of the Cross River and coastal areas of Cross River and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria.

The Body Weight Changes and Gut Morphometry of Clarias gariepinus juveniles on Feeds Supplemented with Walnut (Tetracarpidium conophorum) Leaf and Onion (Allium cepa) Bulb Residues

ABSTRACTThis experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of walnut (T. conophorum) leaf and onion (A. cepa) bulb on the gut morphometry of Clarias gariepinus towards elucidating its mechanism of growth promotion. Twenty Clarias gariepinus juveniles (7.39±0.29g/ fish) were allocated to nine treatments, with three replicates each. Nine experimental diets were formulated at 40% crude protein representing different level of walnut leaf and onion bulb (0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5% and 2.0%) respective...


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