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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Fish Breeding in Nigeria

J.A. Akankali, E.I. Seiyaboh and J.F.N. Abowei
Corresponding Author:  Abowei Jasper 

Key words:  Carp culture, cultivable fishes, fish seed sources, innovation at sea, propagation, salmon culture,
Vol. 3 , (3): 144-155
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2011 February, 25 2011 March, 26 2011 June, 10

Fish breeding is a very important activity ensuring availability of fingerlings for the stocking of ponds, pens, tanks and cages. The breeding habits of fishes in nature differ from specie to specie Different species of fish choose different places in the aquatic environment for breeding. Most species do not breed when in captivity due to a number of factors. In Nigeria, induced breeding of African mud catfish through injection of ova prim hormone or pituitary gland is the main practice. This article reviews the wild sources of fish seeds, some cultivable fishes. carp breeding, relationship between the endocrine system and gonad development, function of the Central Nervous System (CNS) in propagation, influence of ecological conditions on gonad development, artificial propagation of common carp, natural induced spawning, salmon culture and an innovation in the sea to educate fish breeders, fish genetics and fish culturist in other to facilitate their productivity.
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J.A. Akankali, E.I. Seiyaboh and J.F.N. Abowei, 2011. Fish Breeding in Nigeria.  International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3(3): 144-155.
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