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Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos state, Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as primarily a fishing community. According to the 2006 census data, the population of Makoko is estimated at 85,840 comprising Nigerians…

“Fishery is our life and we will not sit dormant and watch government play on us this way.” Jerry Blamo By George Harris Enoch Morris, 45 years old artisanal fisherman, has earned himself a reputable status among his fellow fishermen on the King’s Grave Beach in Paynesville. Through his trade, Enoch has…

Despite perceived profitability of catfish farming with a projected return on investment of 70% to 80% catfish farmers in Lagos are grappling with myriad of challenges that leave a sour taste in their mouths. According to REJOPRAO’s investigation into catfish farming by in Lagos, Nigeria, the problems bedevilling catfish farming…

At Katanga, a small fishing village located not far from the Autonomous Port of Lomé, each day resembles the other. In this afternoon sun of March, after a good fishing day in high-seas, the men got together over a drink and the women are busy with their main activity which…

In the different fishing zones around Lake Tanganyika, reality is that many fishermen are worried about their security. Jumaine Nyabenda, 55 years, is among those fishermen, who are victims of armed robberies in this big freshwater reservoir. A fisherman since 1980, today he gets just one-third of his catch, compared…

At 2000 km from the east of Kinshasa, the capital city of Congo, the Lake Kivu is situated between the towns of Goma and Bukavu. Victims of different cases of injustice such as administrative harassment, racketeering and thefts for several years by ill-intentioned individuals and local authorities, the fishermen from…

After working for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Nana Kweku Siaw acquired a farm at Anwomaso, not far from Domeabra to venture into aquaculture, which perhaps many people do not consider lucrative. In 1998, he decided to relocate the farm to Domeabra, because he needed a more…

When fishes become extinct It was barely a week to Christmas; excitement was in the air and families were gearing up to participate in the festivity that comes with the Christmas season. Chukwudi Obidike, a 46-year-old male, who has been fishing in the Anambra River (located in Anambra State in…

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