Fishing is the last and most important of man’s activities as a hunter. However skilled the pursuer or specialised the equipment, fishing is still the quest for wild creatures, free to wander as they will until caught in the net or on hooks. Fish-farming or pond-fish culture, on the other hand, is akin to livestock rearing. Fishing and agriculture are the two most significant primary occupations by which man attempts to produce sufficient foodstuffs to maintain an ever-growing populace. Just as there is an urgent need to introduce modern innovations into agriculture in Eastern Nigeria, there is a comparable need to transform traditional techniques of fishing among the region’s population. Only by utilising improved fishing methods and new gear can Eastern Nigerian fishermen hope to make their contribution to the dietary needs of the region in the years ahead.
KeywordsContinental Shelf Marine Fishing Niger Delta Fishing Operation Livestock Rear
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