Implications of water pollution for aquacultural development in Nigeria

  • EB Uchola Dept. of Fisheries Technology Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. NIGERIA
  • FG Ogbe Dept. of Fisheries, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State. NIGERIA


Pollution is an age – long problem which has become wide spread due to increase in human population, expanding human settlement and advances in production technologies. Similarly, aquaculture is also on the increase but as a result of increase in the demand of cheap, high quality protein necessitated by high population growth rate. Common water-polluting substances induced by population growth, urbanisation and industrialization and their effects on the aquatic ecosystem were reviewed. The consequences of continuous presence of these pollutants on the development of aquaculture in Nigeria were discussed based on literature reviewed with the inclusion of few relevant to the subject matter. Suggestions were made on how best to achieve sustainable aquacultural development with regards to water quality management.

Journal of Environmental Extension Vol.4 2003: 59-62

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