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Title:Women and indigenous fishing technology in Rivers State of Nigeria: a source for African traditional educational ideas
Author:Gabriel, A.O.I.ISNI
Year:1999
Periodical:West African Journal of Archaeology
Volume:29
Issue:1-2
Pages:67-78
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:women
fisheries
indigenous technology
fish processing
Abstract:The fishing industry is one of the major industries in Rivers State, Nigeria, and requires the attention of the government and international aid organizations. Women play a crucial role in the fishing industry in this area. Their activities in this regard range from fish hauling, processing, storage and preservation to distribution through trade. In these activities, women still use indigenous technology for producing fish traps, fish smoking kilns and ovens, and storage facilities. Despite their contributions, however, women have not received due recognition, probably because they do not require any specialized skills in their activities. Fishing, fish farming and related activities should form part of the school curriculum and serve as areas of alternative employment. Bibliogr.
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