Fish production practices and use of aquaculture technologies among fish farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria
The role of aquaculture in meeting the increasing demand for fish all over the World cannot be over emphasized. The study investigated types of improved aquaculture technologies used by the fish farmers in Oyo State. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 117 (60%) fish farmers randomly selected from the two out of three Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADP) zones in the state for the study. The data were analyzed using descriptive methods of frequency counts and percentages. Results showed that 98.2% of fish farmers culture fish in earthen ponds, for commercial and home consumption (92.3%). Major production practices include stocking density of two fishes/m<sup>2</sup> (98.3%), water quality management (99.1%) and fish feeding (100%).
Key word: Aquaculture, production practices, fish farmers, technologies, Oyo State