Kaduna fishermen lament disappearance of fish species

fishing trawlers

Some Fishermen have bemoaned the disappearance of some species of fish in the Kangami Dam, River Kaduna.

The fishermen in Kaduna on Tuesday said that they were generating huge revenue from species such as sardine, tilapia and others, many of which have disappeared from the river.

According to them, the population of the available species were also reduced from what it used to be some years ago.

A fisherman at Kangimi Dam, Mallam Musa Sani, said that many species of fish had gone extinct, while some others were almost disappearing gradually.

Sani said that for the past 10 years, fishes such as sardines and tilapia had completely disappeared, saying, ”we are forced to migrate from one river to another in search of other fishes for sale.”

Another fisherman, Paul Moses said, “Today, it is difficult to see crocodiles along the banks of River Kaduna. Similarly, frogs, tadpoles, toads, crickets have virtually disappeared or have become extinct.”

Moses said that because fishermen were unable to make money from fishing, many of them gone into other vocations such as guarding houses and farming.

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