Impact of Clarias gariepinus Burchell. Farm Effluent Irrigation on the Growth and Germination of Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench and Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Biology - Botany, grade: A, University of Port Harcourt (Faculty of Sciences), language: English, abstract: The aim of this experimental research is to Study the effect of catfish farm effluent on the growth and germination of Abelmoschus esculentus and Vigna unguiculata.
When fish are harvested from ponds, the effluent is often drained, presenting both an environmental threat and an agricultural wealth. Effluent discharge which is sequel to pond draining, has posed serious environmental threat, such effluent are often allowed to run into natural water ways, posing a potential source of pollution and eutrophication of water bodies.
Clarias gariepinus, has been preferred for culture amongst fish farmers due to its ease of adaptability, less maintenance required, ease of multiplication and less demand for quality of water. Nonetheless culture of C. gariepinus, has become large enough to have significant impacts on the environment and natural resources, and a number of concerns have been expressed by both environmental activists and scientists.