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Management Options for Optimizing the Potentials of Oguta Indoor Fish Hatchery and Abukwa Umuobom Fish Hatchery: Collaboration or Privatisation

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Igwe, H. O.; Orji, Raphael C. A.
Conference: 18th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Location: Owerri, Nigeria
Conf. Date: 8-12 December 2003
Date: 2003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1791
Sector: Fisheries
Region: Africa
Subject(s): fisheries
resource management
collaboration
privatization
Abstract: "The Oguta Indoor Fish Hatchery was established in 1974 by the fornier East Central State of Nigeria Government. The fish hatchery was established to produce fish fingerlings for sale to fish farmers and for stocking the Oguta Lake. Owing to financial constraints the hatchery could not take off till 1985, when the former Kainji Lake Research Institute now National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (NIFFR) New Bussa, entered into a collaborative arrangement with the Imo State Government. The collaborative arrangement lasted for 9 years. During the period, fish fingerlings were produced and sold to fish farmers in Imo State and neighbouring States."

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