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Table 1 Nigeria fish production by sectors (2000–2012) tonnes

From: Small-scale fisheries in the context of traditional post-harvest practice and the quest for food and nutritional security in Nigeria

S/no. Sectors/year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 Artisanal: sub-total 418,069 433,537 450,965 446,203 434,830 490,594 518,537 504,226 511,382 598,211 616,981 638,486 668,754
  Coastal and brackish water 236,801 239,311 253,063 241,823 227,523 259,831 269,878 260,098 264,988 309,981 328,332 346,381 370,918
  Inland: rivers and lakes 181,268 194,226 197,902 204,380 207,307 230,763 248,659 244,128 246,394 288,230 288,649 292,105 297,836
2 Aquaculture (fish farm) 25,720 24,398 30,664 30,677 43,950 56,355 84,533 85,087 143,207 152,796 200,535 221,128 253,898
3 Industrial (commercial trawlers) 23,308 28,378 30,091 33,882 30,421 32,595 33,778 26,193 29,986 29,698 31,510 33,485 45,631
  Fish (inshore) 13,877 15,792 16,065 17,542 16,063 19,724 19,129 18,040 18,585 18,820 19,261 19,736 27,977
  Shrimp (inshore) 8056 12,380 12,797 11,416 12,469 10,946 13,767 5995 9881 10,878 12,249 13,749 17,654
  EEZ 1375 206 1229 4924 1889 1925 882 2158 1520
  Grand total 467,098 486,313 511,720 510,762 509,201 579,544 636,848 615,507 684,575 780,705 849,026 893,099 968,283
  1. Unpublished FDF, Federal Department of Fisheries