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Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science:Vol.6 (10), pp. 275 -280, October 2018
ISSN 2354-4147

Effect of Climate Change on the Fisheries Distribution in Kusalla Dam, Karaye Local Government Area Kano State Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA51809226371

Original Research Article

M. A. Dambatta1*, Mubarak, M.1, Wada, A. F.1, A. O. Sogbesan2, and K. G. Micheal2

1Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria.

2 Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

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date Received: August 4, 2018     date Accepted: September 11, 2018     date Published: October 10, 2018


This research work develops a frame for the study of climate change on the fisheries distribution in Kusalla Dam Karaye Local Government area Kano State, Nigeria. Stratified sampling techniques were used to select three fishing communities in Karaye Local Government area which are Kusalla Dam, Kumbugawa and Zango in Kano State. A total of sixty five respondents were interviewed using structured questionnaire. Data collected on socio-economic characteristics, Available fish species and impact of climate change. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and SPSS version 20. The result reveals that fishing activities in the study area is carried out by men only, as their primary activities though they also have other activities. There is slightly increase in temperature and decline in rainfall in the study area these show that there is clear evidence of climate change in the area. This has affected the fish species and diversity. There is high catch per unit effort during summer season and having low catch per unit in winter season, so due to this a close season has to be introduced in the fishing system of Kusalla Dam and also extension practice should be introduce to the fishermen on effect of climate change.

Keywords: Climates change, Karaye, effect, fish, Kano State