Lake Kainji, Nigeria; A summary of the changes within the fish population since the impoundment of the Niger in 1968
The relative composition of the major fish families in Lake Kainji between 1974 and 1975 is analysed and compared with pre- and post-impoundment data collected by previous workers. Trends in the fishery are assessed, and it is concluded that the cichlids, particularly Sarotherodon (= Tilapia) galilaeus Artedi, are becoming the dominant commercially valuable fish. No evidence was found of a significant recovery in the formerly abundant citharinids. The value of the sampling technique is discussed and criticised in relation to under-assessment of certain species, notably S. galilaeus. The Schilbeidae were found to be one of the most numerous families in the lake but are commercially under-exploited.
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- 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
- 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
- 4 - productions animales