Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Fishing efficiency catch per unit effort and of selected artisanal fishing gear used in luubara creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria
Author(s): Deekae SN, UU Gabriel, Nkuene GS
Abstract: The study on catch per unit effort and fishing efficiency of selected artisanal fishing gear used in Luubara Creek, was carried out twice a month for twelve months (September, 2018 to August, 2019). A total of 1348 individual fish constituting 43 species belonging to 23 families were recorded during the study. The major fishing gear identified in the creek was longline, gillnet, cast net and kara. Cast net caught a total of 348 out of 1348 individuals, followed by gill net 9298) and longline (232) while kara caught 102 species. Cast net was the most efficient fishing gear base on catch composition efficiency contributing (32.0%) followed by gillnet (30.0%) and longline (28.0%) while kara was the least efficient gear with 10.0%. In catch per unit effort (CPUE) efficiency, cast net was also the most efficient gear with a CPUE of 3.14kg followed by gill net (2.31) and longline 9(1.13) while kara was the least with CPUE of 0.82.