Received Date: 03 March 2020 | Accepted Date: 04 April 2020 | Published Date: 30 April 2020
Author: David N. Dumbiri
Keywords: Fish farming, fish marketing, fish preservation.
This study explored the entrepreneurship skills required by Niger Delta youths for success in fish preservation and marketing enterprise. Six purposes and 6 research questions guided the study with one hypothesis. The study adopted descriptive survey design and research and development. The population of the study was 2763 while 551 of the population was sampled with proportionate stratified sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection, this was validated by 4 experts, 2 from the Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and 2 fish farmers, while Cronbach alpha was used in determining the internal consistency of the instrument and this yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.80. Data was collected by the researcher with the aid of 7 research assistants. The Standard deviation was used to answer the research questions while one-way Analysis of Variation [ANOVA] was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that skill in planning, preparing, salty and drying, smoking, marketing and storage, where required by youths for success in fish preservation and marketing enterprise. It was recommended that the entrepreneurship skill identified be packaged and used for training youths for fish preservation and marketing enterprise.
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