Determinants of Output of Artisanal Fishers in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria
The objective of the survey is to determine the variables that affect the output of artisanal fishers in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. Data used for the study were obtained from primary and secondary sources using a multi-stage random sampling technique. In the first stage, 10 villages out of the 27 villages in Oguta were selected at random. In the first second state, 4 fishers were selected from each of the villages making a total of 40 respondents in Oguta Ameshi. Similarly, 60 respondents were selected from Ubi, which is made up of 27 farm settlements (Egwes). This brought the total to 100 respondents. Instrument of data collection was via well-structured and pre-tested questionnaires. The lead equation (linear form) shows that values of fixed cost invested (X1), depreciation value of fixed assets (X4) and area of the lake fished (X5) were significantly and positively correlated with the value of outputs. The linear equation explained 51.5% of the variation in the output of artisan fishers Imo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: keyword;Socio-economic, Determinants, Artisanal fishers
Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences Vol. 5 (1) 2007: pp. 29-39