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Promoting aquatic tourism potentials of Nigerian parks: a case study of old Oyo National Park

S O Ojo


A 24 months survey was carried out at the Old Oyo national park, to determine the abundance and species diversity of some aquatic resources of the park, in order to promote as well as bridge the gap between wildlife and aquatic recreational tourism within Nigerian park system.
Sampling was done during the wet and dry seasons of the survey period in Ogun river of Old Oyo National park, using monofilament gillnets of different sizes ranging from 38mm to 127mm with graded hooks.Physico-chemical properties of the river was equally determined using standards methods (A.O.A.C, 2000).
The result revealed 5 ornamental fish families and 10 species namely; Cichlidae, Bagridae, Characidae, Schilbeidae and Mormyridae. Mormyrus rume a member of Mormyridae is the dorminant ornamental fish species in the park.

African Journal of Livestock Extension Vol. 4 2005: pp. 62-66

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