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DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

      Preamble

The Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management (AQ & FM) was carved out of former Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Management (FFWM) in 1992 with a vision to accelerate the teaching/training, adaptive research and out-reach programmes.  Before 1992, the former Department of FFWM had jointly trained and produced graduate with Fisheries and Wildlife option from inception of the University in 1989.

Today, the Department is one of the four Departments in the College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM).  She offers programmes leading to award of Bachelors, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.  In year 2002, the Department was awarded the status of a centre of Excellence in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management by the Education Tax Fund, ETF (NOW TETFUND) in recognition of giant studies made in the area of training, research and extension for quality manpower development and capacity building in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.  The Department was also honoured with a Distinguished Service Award in 2005 by the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) to recognize her achievements in Human Resources Development.

7.1.2      Programmes Available

The following postgraduate degree programmes are offered in the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.

Master of Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAF).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

 

7.1.3      Postgraduate Diploma in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Objectives

The course is being offered to provide training for middle level and senior level managers in the Nigerian Fisheries sector an opportunity to acquire postgraduate education in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.  It is also designed for Managers of medium to large scale farms, fisheries officers in the Civil Service, Agricultural Development Programmes, Extension officers, Agricultural officers of Agricultural Banks and other Financial Institutions to acquire training in current methods in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management to enhance fisheries and aquaculture development and fisheries project appraisal programmes globally.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Fisheries (PDF) Programme must have a Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fisheries or related fields from the Fedral University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or other Institutions recognized by the University Senate. Nomination of qualified candidates by Local Governments Authorities, State Governments, Federal Ministries or Private Fisheries Establishments and Agric-based financial Institutions may also be honoured.

 

Duration and Mode of Study

The programme shall be for twelve (12) calendar months; and is run on sandwich basis.  Candidate would attend lectures during weekends; and also go on field trips during the programme.  The course would cover a minimum of thirty-four (34) units.

 

Structure

The programme consists of the following:

Course Work

Core Courses                                                                     -                                              26 Units

Electives                                                                              -                                                2 Units

Library Seminar                                                                 -                                                2 Units

Project Report                                                                  -                                                4 Units

 

Courses               

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

FIS 700

Research Methods/Techniques

RESMETDS

3

FIS 701

Computer in Fishery Resource Management

COMPTFRM

2

FIS 702

Fish Nutrition

ADVAFISN

2

FIS 703

Pollution Effects on Fisheries Production

POLUFECT

2

FIS 704

Fish Disease and care of fishes

FISHDISC

2

FIS 705

Fisheries Biology and Assessment

FISBIOAS

2

FIS 706

Fish Culture and Management

FCULTMGT

3

FIS 707

Ornamental Fisheries and Aquaria Design

ORNAFISH

2

FIS 708

Post-Harvest Technology and Fisheries Marketing

 PHTECHFM

2

FIS 710

Fisheries Extension and Cooperatives

FEXTCOOP

2

FIS 711

Fishery Statistics

FISHSTAT

2

FIS 712

Aquaculture Engineering

AQUAENGR

2

FIS 713

Library Seminar

LIBSEMIN

2

FIS 799

Project

PROJECT

4

Electives

FIS 709

Advances in Aquaculture

ADVAQUAC

2

FIS 715

Coastal Water Economic Resources        

COASTECO

2

 

 

7.1.4      Master of Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAF) Programme

The Department offers a 2- year M.  Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Programme with options in Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition, Fish Pathology and Fisheries Management.  The programme involves both course work and Research Dissertation.

 

Objective:

The objective of the MAF programme is to produce high level manpower through a broad-based and advanced training programme for graduates to work as professional Aquaculture or Fisheries scientists in both public and private sectors of the fisheries sector both within and outside Nigeria.

 

Structure

The programme is structured to have series of courses, seminars and project work leading to the submission of a Dissertation.

Completion of a research project is part of the requirements for the award of the MAF Degree.  The aim is for the students to demonstrate ability for understanding an organized work.  Each student is required to plan, execute and write up a research work.  The courses consist of the following core courses and electives shown under different options.

 

Courses

Master of Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture Option

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

FRM 814

Advanced Remote Sensing and Photogrametry

ADRESEPH

3

WMA 817

Advanced Methods of  Water Quality Assessment & Pollution Control

WMATQASS

3

FIS 800

Research Techniques

RESRTECH

2

FIS 803

Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

AQUAECLM

3

FIS 804

Advances in Aquaculture

ADVAQUAC

3

FIS 807

Fish Biology

FISHBIOL

3

FIS 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

FIS 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Electives

 

8

 

Fish Pathology Option

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

FRM 814

Advanced Remote Sensing and Photogrametry

ADRESEPH

3

WMA 817

Advanced Methods of  Water Quality Assessment & Pollution Control

WMATQASS

3

FIS 800

Research Techniques

RESRTECH

2

FIS 803

Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

AQUAECLM

3

FIS 808

Advances in Post Harvest Technology

ADVAPHTC

3

FIS 810

Advances in Fish Diseases

ADVAFDIS

3

FIS 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

FIS 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Electives

 

8

 

Fish Nutrition Option

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

FRM 814

Advanced Remote Sensing and Photogrametry

ADRESEPH

3

WMA 817

Advanced Methods of  Water Quality Assessment & Pollution Control

WMATQASS

3

FIS 800

Research Techniques

RESRTECH

2

FIS 803

Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

AQUAECLM

3

FIS 806

Fish Nutrition

FISHNUTR

3

FIS 807

Fish Biology

FISHBIOL

3

FIS 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

FIS 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Electives

 

8

 

Fisheries Management Option

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

FRM 814

Advanced Remote Sensing and Photogrametry

ADRESEPH

3

WMA 817

Advanced Methods of  Water Quality Assessment & Pollution Control

WMATQASS

3

FIS 800

Research Techniques

RESRTECH

2

FIS 803

Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

AQUAECLM

3

FIS 807

Fish Biology

FISHBIOL

3

 

Fish Stock Assessment

 

3

FIS 898

Seminar

SEMINAR

2

FIS 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

Electives

 

8

 

Electives

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

FIS 801

Fisheries Development and Management

FISHDMGT

2

FIS 802

Production in Inland and Marine Waters

PRODINMA

2

FIS 805

Sytematic Studies of Aquatic Food Animals

SYSAQUAF

3

FIS 811

Fish Marketing and Cooperatives

FMTGCOOP

2

FIS 815

Fishes in Nigeria

FISHNIGR

3

 

7.1.5      PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

 

Objectives

The Department offers the doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management with the aim of producing higher level manpower and promoting academic study and research in the different options of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.

 

Structure

Depending on the qualifications and background of intending students, there may or not be course work. Where recommended, candidate would offer relevant courses that have not been taken at the M.Sc. degree level; and in some cases may include courses in related basic sciences.

Entry requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme include; Masters’ Degree of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; and/or any other University approved by the senate of the University. The programme runs for a minimum of six semesters.

 

7.1.6      Course  Synopsis

Postgraduate Diploma Courses

FIS 700 Research Method/Techniques (3 Units)

Survey design, Basic scientific principles of fisheries research, concept and hypothesis formation and testing, Organisation of research construction observation and oral interview. Data processing including editing, coding, verification, analysis of data and organization of report writing. Sampling: Role of sampling in data collection.  Probability sampling, random sampling and its properties, simple stratified, multistage, systematic sampling cluster etc. Sampling and sampling errors and biases.  Precision and accuracy of sample estimates.  Examples of demographic sample surveys in Africa. Measures of sampling errors.

 

FIS 701 Computer in Fisheries Resources Management (2 units)

Types, uses and components of computer.  Introduction to computer operating systems, Word processing package, importance of computer in resource management. Common library programmes for analysis of resource data.

 

FIS 702  Fish Nutrition (2 Units)

Principles of fish nutrition: Nutrient requirements of fish. Factors affecting nutrient requirements:  Chemistry and nutritive values of materials used in feeds. Feed formulation methods.  The fish feed industry. Practical consideration in fish feed production. Fish feed manufacture on commercial scale.

 

FIS 703  Pollution Effects on Fisheries Production (2 Units)

Physiological and biochemical effects of industrial, urban and agricultural chemicals on aquatic biota. Specific metabolic effects of various poisonous and inhibitor substances.  Modes of pollution of enzyme system of aquatic organisms. Physiological effects of water pollutants on endangered species. Monitoring procedures and assessment of changes in fisheries as a consequence of waste effluents.

 

FIS 704 Fish   Diseases and Care of Fish (2 units)

Classification and causes of diseases.  Communicable diseases, prevention and known treatments. Techniques of isolation culture and identification of pathogens.

 

FIS 705 Fisheries Biology and Assessment (2 Units)

The gross externals and internal anatomy of a typical bony and cartilaginous fish.  Food and feeding habits.  Method of stock management in fisheries.  Age and growth determination. Reproductive biology (embryology and life history), Marking and tagging .Estimation of population numbers (Mark-recapture, catch per unit effort, direct enumeration etc).

 

Master of Aquaculture and Fisheries Courses

FIS 800 - Research Techniques (2 units) Core Course

Experimental design and statistical analysis, sampling methods, information review, report writing and presentation, general laboratory techniques.

 

FIS 801 - Fisheries Development and Management (2 Units) Elective

Age determination, food studies, fish population dynamics and their application to fisheries resources planning: management methods.

 

FIS 802- Production in inland and Marine Waters (2 Units) Elective

Types of aquatic ecosystem, limiting factors controlling fish production. Allochthonous   and autochthonous production in inland waters, fish husbandry.  Inland fisheries resources.  Marine fisheries; migration and resource distribution.

 

FIS 803 - Aquatic Ecology and Limnology (3 Units) Core Course

Classification of aquatic systems, Physio-Chemical parameters of aquatic environment, plankton and benthos.  Primary and Secondary Production, energy budget.

 

FIS 804 - Advances in Aquaculture (3 Units) core Course

Supplementary feeding, recent developments in induced breeding, hybridization, stock manipulation and harvesting in fish, culture of shell fish, aquaculture engineering.

 


FIS 805 - Systematic Study of Aquatic Food Animals (3 Units) (Elective)

Principles pf taxonomy (morphometric and meristic characteristics), recent techniques in systematic, identification of freshwater, brackish water and marine finfish and shellfish of Nigeria.

 

FIS 806 - Fish Nutrition and Growth (3 Units)

Nutritional requirements of fish (organic and inorganic nutrients), energy requirements, feed formulation, preservation, evaluation and ration levels.  Growth studies (factors affecting growth, food conversion efficiency protein efficiency ration etc).

 

FIS 807 - Fish biology (3 Units) Core Course

Food and Feeding habits, gut content analysis, predator-prey relationships. Age and growth studies, reproduction (Classification of gonadal stages, breeding and life cycles).

 

FIS 808 - Advances in Post-harvest Technology (3 Units) Core course

Principles of fish preservation and processing, factors that affect fish spoilage and deterioration of fish, fish by-products, methods of assessment of fish quality.

 

FIS 810 - Advances in Fish Diseases (3 Units) Core Course

Types of fish diseases, (parasitic, bacterial, fungal, viral, nutritional etc)

Laboratory methods for fish disease diagnosis, prevention, control and therapy of fish disease.

FIS 811 - Fish Marketing and Co-operatives (3 Units) Electives

Marketing (traditional and modern systems). Co-operatives (formation/organization), fish economics,-capital investment and depreciation of equipment, supply and demand, cost of distribution

 

FIS 815 - Fisheries of Nigeria (2 Units) Elective

Overview of current status of fisheries in Nigeria, local technologies in capture and culture fisheries, preservation and processing methods of fisheries products.

 

FIS *** - Fish Stock Assessment (3 Units) Core Course

Biostatistics. Catch assessment and frame survey.  Estimation of growth parameters.  Sampling commercial catches.  Estimation of maximum sustainable yield.  Multi species/Multi fleet problems.   Use of special computer software for fish stock assessment.

FIS 898 - Seminar (2 Units)

A critical review of literature in current topics in fisheries and aquaculture, (Hard bound copies to be submitted).

 

FIS 899- Project (6 Units)

A special research project to be preceded by a research seminar in any area of fisheries and aquaculture.  Duration of project is a minimum of two semesters.

 

7.1.7      Staff List

S/N

NAME

DESIGNATION

QUALIFICATIONS

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

1.

Francisca O. A. George                                

Senior Lecturer and Acting HOD

B.Sc. (UNN); M.Sc.(Ibadan) PhD (Abeokuta)

Aquaculture  & Fisheries Management

2.

S.O. Otubusin

Professor

 

B.Sc.(Ife),MSF (Philippines)

PhD (Zaria) FFS.                                                                                                        

Aquaculture &    Fisheries Management

3.

G.N.O. Ezeri

Professor

 

B.Sc. (UNN), M.Sc., PhD (Jos.)                                                                                              

Fish Pathology

4.

Y. Akegbejo-Samsons

Professor

B.Sc ; M.Sc. ( Ibadan); DMA (Dalhousie); PGDE, (Ibadan); PhD (Akure)                                               

Aquaculture & Coastal Fisheries Management

5

 W.O. Alegbeleye

Reader

B.Sc, M.Sc. (Ibadan), M.Sc. (Stirling) ; PhD (Ibadan)                                          

Fish Nutrition

6.

I. T. Omoniyi

Reader

B.Sc , M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)                                                                                                                   

Fisheries Management

7.

 S. O. Obasa

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)                                                                                                                  

Fish Nutrition

8.

Nafisat B. Ikenweiwe

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Sokoto), M.Sc. (Ibadan), PhD (Abeokuta)

Hydrobiology & Fisheries Management

9.

Olubunmi

T. Agbebi

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., MAF, PhD (Abeokuta)

Aquaculture

10.

A. A. Akinyemi

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., MAF, PhD (Abeokuta)

Fish Pathology & Fisheries Management

12.

D.O. Odulate

Lecturer I

B.Sc., MA, PhD (Abeokuta)

Fisheries Management

13.

F. I. Adeosun

Lecturer I

B.Sc (Abeokuta), M.Sc. (Ibadan), PhD (Abeokuta)

Fisheries Management & Hydrobiology

14.

W.O. Abdul

Lecturer I

B.Sc., MAF, PhD (Abeokuta)

Fisheries Management

15.

O. J. Olaoye

Extension Fellow I

B. Agric.(Abeokuta), M.Sc. (Ibadan), PhD (Abeokuta)

Fisheries Management,  Marketing, Cooperatives and Extension; Socio-Economics

16.

A. A. Idowu

Lecturer II

B.Sc. (Lagos), M.Sc., PhD (Ibadan)

Fisheries Management, Cooperatives,  Extension and Socio-economics

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