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32nd Annual Conference of FISON (Anambra 2017)

Anambra State at a Glance
New Anambra state was carved out of the old Anambra State on the 27th August, 1991, with her capital and seat of government at Awka. It is situated in the South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria. The name Anambra is an anglicised version of river “Oma Mbala” the native name of Anambra River, which is a tributary of the River Niger. The state is predominantly Igbo’s (98%) and Igalas (2%) who live mainly in the north-western part of the state. The state is made up of 21 Local Government Areas, with Onitsha, Nnewi and Ekwulobia as the biggest commercial and industrial cities respectively.
Anambra is located at longitude E 70 0.4104 and latitude N 60 16.549 and covers a land area of 4,844km2 and has a population of 7,055,048. It is the second most densely populated state in Nigeria. The state is bounded in the West by Delta state, in the South by Imo and River states, in the East by Enugu state and in the North, Kogi state. Anambra state is rich in natural gas, crude oil, bauxite, ceramic and has almost 100% arable soil. Her other agro-based resources include; fishery, farming, land cultivated for pasturing and animal husbandry. Today, Anambra exports rice, vegetables and other crops to Europe and United States of America.
Anambra state is a tourist destination because of its tourist centres like Agulu lake (Crocodile lake), Ogbunike cave, Igbo-Ukwu museum, and many festivals like Iri-ji, Igu-Aro, Ofala, Nwafor, Afia-Olu, Nmmawu, to mention but a few. The aesthetic beauty of Awka the state capital is a sight to behold at night. The Onitsha main market is the biggest in West Africa. The state has the highest number of private industries in Nigeria, hence the industriousness, forthrightness and ingenuity of the people is never in question. The state has produced notable Nigerians in all works of life like Right Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Blessed Iwene Cyprain Micheal Tansi, Chief Emeka Anyoku, Prof. Dora Akunyili and others. The following higher institutions are in Anambra state; Nnamdi Azikiwe university, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu university, Madona university Okija, Tansian university, Paul university Federal Polytechnic Oko, Bukky Polytechnic Ogidi, Anambra Polytechnic Mgbakwu, Nwafor Orizu college of Education and others.
Conference Sub-Theme
A. Aquaculture
» Fish seed/Broodstock Management
» Fish Nutrition
» Shellfish Culture
» Women in Aquaculture and Fisheries
» Bio-security and Fish Diseases Management
B. Capture Fisheries
» Commercial/Industrial
» Inland Freshwater
» Artisanal
C. Aquatic Pollution and Environment
D. Fish Processing, Preservation and Value Addition
E. Human Resource Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture
F. Fisheries Economics, Extension, Marketing and Insurance
G. Regulatory and Policy Framework for Fisheries Development and Economics Diversification

Guidelines for Manuscript Presentation
Size 10 on white A4 paper (21x29cm) with top bottom and side’s margin of 2.5cm each. Do not number pages. The first line of the first page should be left blank. The second line should carry the title in bold upper case letters of font 10 and aligned to the centre. The next line should contain the initial(s) (in upper case letter), then the affiliations(s) should be italicized. Leave the next line blank. The entire text should be typed using Times New Roman size 12 and should be fully justified. The next should be organized into the following sections in bold case letter: Abstract; Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References. The references must include author(s), year of publication, full title of paper, Journal volume and page numbers. Journals should be italicized. The text should begin on the next line after each heading. The manuscript may contain as many tables’ figures and plate as possible as long as the paper does not exceed four (4) pages.
All manuscripts, writeable disc and publication charges must be received on or before 31st July, 2017, before article can appear in the conference book of abstract. Manuscript received after the time limit will not be considered. Publication charge of N10,000 per manuscript should be paid into Nigerian Journal of Fisheries, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Account Number: 2016099126. Electronic copy of the manuscript should be mailed as an attachment to the editor via okekepatrick655@yahoo.com.

Conference Account Details
Account Name: Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) LOC
Bank details: First Bank of Nigeria
Account number: 2027313970