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Individual gears fishing in Aby lagoon (Adiaké, Côte d’Ivoire): Stakeholders, fishing gear, catches and constraints

Volume 40, Issue 4, October 2023, Pages 1509–1514

 Individual gears fishing in Aby lagoon (Adiaké, Côte d’Ivoire): Stakeholders, fishing gear, catches and constraints

Kouamé Marcel N’DRI1, MOUSTAPHA DIABY2, Koudou Lobel Henri Michel ADJI3, and Dramane Diomandé4

1 Institut de Gestion Agropastorale, Université Peleforo GON COULIBALY, Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
2 Institut de Gestion Agro-pastorale, Université Péléforo Gon coulibaly, Bp 1328 Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
3 Departmental Directorate of the Ministry of Animal and Fishery Resources, Adiaké, Côte d’Ivoire
4 Laboratoire d’Environnement et de Biologie Aquatique, Unité de Formation et de Recherche en Sciences et Gestion de l’Environnement, Université NANGUI ABROGOUA, Côte d'Ivoire

Original language: English

Copyright © 2023 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The lagoon waters of Côte d’Ivoire contribute to the country’s self-sufficiency in fish products, in the face of ever-increasing needs. This study examines the current state of exploitation of the Aby lagoon by individual fishermen. It is the result of three months of surveys, from April to June 2022, with fishermen and the fisheries administration of Adiaké. The results show that fishing is in the hands of nationals. Mostly uneducated (50%), those traditional fishermen use as dominant gears: small-mesh nets (75.20%) and nailed plank pirogues (61.91%). The most important species in catches are Ethmalosa fimbriata and Sarotherodon melanotheron with proportions of 34.78% and 30.43% respectively. The annual biomass is estimated at around 275.73 tons. There is a poor cooperation between fishermen and the administration, which impacts negatively the statistical data. The use of non-selective gears remains one the major constraints against the preservation of aquatic biodiversity. Therefore, management programs and research projects have to be implemented for avoiding an eventual collapse of stocks. A study on the spatio-temporal distribution of species with high aquaculture potential could be considered.

Author Keywords: Aby Lagoon, Catches, Côte d’Ivoire, Fishing gears, Individuals fishermen.

How to Cite this Article

Kouamé Marcel N’DRI, MOUSTAPHA DIABY, Koudou Lobel Henri Michel ADJI, and Dramane Diomandé, “Individual gears fishing in Aby lagoon (Adiaké, Côte d’Ivoire): Stakeholders, fishing gear, catches and constraints,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 1509–1514, October 2023.