Article Number: DRJPHET398514028

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJPHET398514028

ISSN: 2734-2182

Vol. 5 (5), pp. 102-106, July 2020

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Original Research Article

Neighbourhood Acceptability and Environmental Implications of Fish Farms Location in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria

*Babatunde, R. O.

Abegunrin, O. O.

Agboola, A. E.

Eniola, O.

Adelusi, F. T.


Abstract

The environment of fish farming operation is a major constraint to farm location acceptability by neighbourhood community members. This study, therefore, examined the neighbourhood acceptability and environmental implications of fish farms location in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select One hundred and ten respondents. Descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, and weighted mean were used while inferential statistics such as chi-square and PPMC were used to analyze the hypotheses. The result revealed that most of the respondents were female (54.5%) and 30% within their active years of 40-49. The chi-square result revealed that 84.5% of the respondents live in the area of fish farm activities and 70.0% of the respondents said the fish farmers power their water sources with generators which causes noise pollution to the environment. The level of significance of the study was  5%, the level of acceptability of fish farm activities among respondents is low in the study area and recommendations are made that Government and non-government organizations where fish production is usually practiced should formulate policies which will ensure quality health management in fish farm neighborhood, and adequate information dissemination through extension agent on how environmental effects can be managed, Government should also provide reserved estates for practicing fish farm activities.


Keywords: Neighbourhood, Acceptability, Environmental implication, Fish farms.


 Received: June 5, 2020  Accepted: July 16, 2020  Published: July 31, 2020

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