Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2017)
Impact of climate change on aquaculture and fisheries in Nigeria; A review
Author(s): Oluowo Elohor Freeman
Abstract: Climate change have been reported to have direct and indirect impacts on fisheries and aquaculture globally. Nigeria is a coastal states with growing contribution of inland aquaculture to national development and individual livelihood; thus on the overall well-being of her citizens. The paper review the different impacts of climate change on the physical, chemical and biological quality of water to sea level rise, it suggested strategies for adaptations and how to cope with the impacts of changing climate on water quality, in other to sustain the industry. The findings will serve as a management tool for government and stakeholders in addressing some of the lingering issues in understanding some of the resultant impacts on fisheries to sustain the growing industry in the face of climate change. Some of the strategies suggested are adapted not only to manage future decline in fish production but contribute to poverty reduction, wellbeing of the people and improving the socioeconomic potentials of the country, presently in economic crises and conflict, resulting from government policy failures.