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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016, 4(1), 31-35
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-4-1-5
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Socio-Economic Analysis of Artisanal Fishing Operation in West and East Axes of Lagos State, Nigeria

Jim-Saiki Lawal1, , P.O. Obatola1, E. J. Giwa1 and T. A. Alhaji1

1Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 12, 2016

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Jim-Saiki Lawal, P.O. Obatola, E. J. Giwa and T. A. Alhaji. Socio-Economic Analysis of Artisanal Fishing Operation in West and East Axes of Lagos State, Nigeria. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016; 4(1):31-35. doi: 10.12691/wjar-4-1-5


The fishery sector occupies a significant position in the economy of Nigeria contributing 4% to agricultural GDP. The artisanal fisheries supplies 81.9% of the total domestic fish production in Nigeria. The result of this study which relied purely on field research examined the socio-economic activities of artisanal fisher folks in the east and west axes of Lagos state comprising Ibeju-Leki and Badagry areas. Five fishing communities were selected from each axis and 200 respondents (20 from each community) were sampled. Structured questionnaire, focus group discussion and interview sessions were used to collect data on socio-economic characteristics, livelihood parameters, cost of craft, gear and other fishing inputs, fish species and productivity. T-test and descriptive statistics were used for analyses. The analysis showed that there was no significant variation in the distribution pattern of the socio-economic characteristics and other parameters between the fishers' areas of operation.

socio-economic analysis artisanal fisheries characteristics east and west axes Lagos state

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