Demographic analysis of human resources in Nigerian Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

  • M. O. IBEUN National Institute For Freshwater Fisheries Research, P. M. B. 6006, New Bussa, Nigeria


The study analysed a directory of human resources in Nigerian Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Results showed that the South West zone contributed 39.4% distantly followed by South-South with 17.6%, Central zone with 17. 2%, South East 13.5% , North East 7% and North West 5.4%. The active working age group falls within 31 - 50 years forming 79%. The profession is male dominated with 81.7% and female forming 18.3%. About 70.6% of the Scientists have M.Sc. and Ph.D. Employment in the profession is government dependent forming 94%.

Key words: Demography, Human Resources, Fisheries, Aquatic Sciences

Journal of Aquatic Sciences Vol.17(1) 2002: 63-65

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