What is it about?

Global inland aquaculture continues to grow rapidly at an annual rate of 5.8%, increasing competition for other land use thereby generating sustainability concerns. Nigeria is the largest producer of African catfish, yet species-level information is completely scanty in relation to encompassing nature of environmental, social and economic values. In this study, a field survey exercise of the operations, systems and yield of Eriwe fish farm village was conducted with 74 fish farm cooperatives. The present study sought to establish the sustainability status of catfish farming in the region using proposed indica- tors in the existing literature.

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Why is it important?

Through this study, it was revealed catfish farming is economically sustainable in the region. However, the influence of catfish farming practices on the social factors and ecological values have been given little or no attention.

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Great study for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Mr Isaac Sarfo
Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Catfish farming: a sustainability study at Eriwe fish farming village in southwest Nigeria, Aquaculture International, February 2021, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10499-021-00662-0.
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