NIGERIAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY WARNS AGAINST EFFECT OF CURRENT DRY SEASON ON FOOD PRODUCTION!

THE NIGERIAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY HAS WARNED THAT THE EFFECT OF THE EL NINO CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CURRENT DRY SEASON WILL HAVE IMPACT ON FOOD PRODUCTION AND HEALTH AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT.
THIS IS CONTAINED IN NIMET’S DRY SEASON WEATHER UPDATE BY ITS PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT IN ABUJA.

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NIMET EXPLAINED THAT THE EXPECTED PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CHANGES IN OCEANS IN EL NINO CONDITIONS WOULD AFFECT FISH SPECIES, DISTRIBUTION, COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE.
IT ADDED THAT FISH SPECIES THAT THRIVED IN DEEP TROPICAL WATERS WERE PREDICTED TO MOVE FARTHER INWARDS, WHILE COLD WATER SPECIES WOULD MOVE INTO DEEPER WATER AS COASTAL WATERS BECAME SHALLOW AND WARMER.

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ACCORDING TO NIMET, FISHES THAT REMAIN IN AFFECTED REGION ARE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE REDUCED GROWTH, REPRODUCTION, AND SURVIVAL THUS LEADING TO REDUCTION IN FISH PRODUCTION AND HARVESTING DURING THE PERIOD UNDER FOCUS.

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