J. B. OGUNREMI
Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa, Department of Biological Sciences, P.M.B 353, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria
OGUNREMI, J. B., 2016. Strategies for meeting the fi shing input requirements of artisanal fi sheries in coastal areas of Ondo State, Nigeria. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 22: 543–547
The strategies for meeting the fi shing input requirements of artisanal fi sheries were studied in coastal areas of Ondo State. Data were obtained from two hundred and sixteen artisans using simple random sampling technique. Structured interview scheduled was used to obtain information from the respondents. Data were analyzed with the use of descriptive statistic such as frequency counts and percentage. Chi-square was used to test relationships between the variables. The results showed that 62.0% were male artisans compared to 38.0% female. Also, 74.1% were married, 34.3% had secondary education and 73.6% had fi fteen years and above fi shing experience. Loan was highly rated as the strategy for meeting the fi shing input requirements by artisans while fund was the major problem. The chi-square analysis showed that strategies for meeting the fi shing input requirement of artisans indicated signifi cant association with Age (χ2 = 0.01, p < 0.05) and education (χ2 = 0.01, p < 0.05) while gender had no signifi cant relationship (χ2 = 0.06, p > 0.05). Based on the study, it was recommended that artisans should be enlightened on the advantage of forming and joining fi shermen association as a group through which their request on fi shing input requirements to government and Non-governmental organizations can be met and the easiest means of sourcing for fund within their locality.