Alemayehu et al
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Vol. 8(10), pp. 294-299, 2018
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Fishery Production System Assessment in different Water Bodies: In the case of East and West Harerghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
*Alemayehu, Abebe; Addisu, Hailu; Alema, Lema; Tilahun, Geneti
Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Batu Fish and Other Aquatic Life Research Center, East Shewa, Batu, Ethiopia.
Article No.: 102918051
DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2018.10. 102918051
This study was conducted to assess the existing fisheries production systems in different fishery potential area of East and West Hararghe Zone. Different reports, field assessment, structured and semi-structured questionnaires and observation were employed as a means of data collection techniques and analysed using Microsoft Exce1 sheet. For this study water bodies were purposively selected namely Chercher Lake from West Hararghe Zone and Adale Lake from East Hararghe in collaboration with experts of the respective Zone and districts. Nile Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus), Common carp (Cyprinuscarpio) and Catfish (Clariasgariepinus were type of fish species found in Lake Charcher and Nile Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) and Catfish (Clariasgariepinus) were type of fish fishermen harvested from Adale Lake. In the studies area fishing activities was as secondary source of income. The most important fishing gear used to catch the fish were gillnets, beach seines, long-lines, hook-and-line, and cast nets. Fish processing method exercised by the fishermen were gutting and filleting. Fish processing was rarely practiced and in most cases, the fisher sold whole fish to fish trader, consumers or hotel owners. In West and east Hararge the main fish production constraint were transportation problem, low yield and over exploitation of fish harvested. In all of the fishing areas fishermen were not able to increase their catch because of scarcity of modern fishing gears and poor road access to the potential markets. Fisheries management in the two zone were poor and fishery production is overexploited due to inappropriate fishing practice. This shows that the government and concerned bodies attention for fish management was very poor. Therefore, this study suggests giving attention in sustainable lake management system and also giving attention in aquaculture scale-up for the studies area.
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Keywords: Fish production; Fish species; Lakes; West and East Hararghe
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Cite this Article: Alemayehu, A; Addisu, H; Alema, L; Tilahun, G (2018). Fishery Production System Assessment in different Water Bodies: In the case of East and West Harerghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 8(10), 294-299, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.10.102918051
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