May/June WAEC Fisheries Questions 2024 (Alternative B) Verified Answers (Essay & Obj)

The West African Examinations Council has released May/June Fisheries Alternative B answers. See the WAEC Fisheries Questions to help you get good result in your WAEC result. The West African Examinations Council is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive question and answer guide for the WAEC Fisheries (Alternative B) exam and how the questions are set. This guide aims to help students prepare effectively for the exam by providing them with a clear understanding of the key topics and possible questions they may encounter.

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Fisheries, Alternative B, will kick off with a comprehensive essay session from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, followed by an objective-focused segment from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm. Dive into a day of diverse discussions and assessments on fisheries management.

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WAEC Fisheries Theory (Essay) Answers

Fisheries-ANSWERS

FISHERY.

(1a)
(i) Fishing Gear: Tools for fishing like rods, nets, and lures.
(ii) Fishing Craft: Boats used for fishing activities.

(1b)
(i) Partial Harvesting: This involves selectively harvesting mature fish from the pond while leaving some behind to continue growing. It allows for continuous production over time.

(ii) Complete Harvesting: In this method, all the fish in the pond are harvested at once. After harvesting, the pond is usually drained, cleaned, and restocked with new fish.

(1c)
(i) Select Broodstock: Pick healthy, mature fish.
(ii) Administer Hormones: Stimulate spawning.
(iii) Collect Eggs and Sperm: From selected fish.
(iv) Fertilize Eggs: Combine eggs and sperm.
(v) Incubate: Hatch eggs in controlled conditions.
(vi) Manage Hatchery: Care for larvae until mature.

(1d)
(i) Appearance: Males and females look different.
(ii) Reproductive Organs: Females have ovaries, males have testes.
(iii) Secondary Traits: Males may have distinct markings or features during breeding.

Fishery

(3ai)
(i)Temperature
(ii)pH level
(iii)Dissolved oxygen
(iv)Ammonia level
(v)Nitrate level

(3aii)
(i)Temperature: thermometer
(ii)pH level: pH meter
(iii)Dissolved oxygen: dissolved oxygen meter
(iv)Ammonia level: ammonia test kit
(v)Nitrate level: nitrate test kit

(3b)
(i)Reduced growth rate
(ii)Increased mortality rate
(iii)Reduced reproductive success
(iv)Increased susceptibility to diseases

(3ci)
(i)Inlet pipes
(ii)Outlet pipes
(iii)Siphons

(3cii)
(i)Inlet pipes control the flow of water into the pond and maintain a constant water level.
(ii)Outlet pipes allow excess water to flow out of the pond, preventing flooding.
(iii)Siphons are used to drain the pond for maintenance or harvesting.

 

(5ai)
(i)Soil Type
(ii)Topography
(iii)Water Supply
(iv)Climate

(5aii)
(i)Soil Type: The soil type is important as it determines the ability of the pond to retain water. The soil should be able to hold water without excessive seepage or cracking.
(ii)Topography: The topography of the site should be relatively flat to avoid the cost of earthworks. The site should also be free from flooding.
(iii)Water Supply: A reliable water supply is necessary to keep the pond filled and to maintain the water quality of the pond.
(iv)Climate: The climate of the site should be favorable for fish growth. Temperatures should not be too low or too high. Adequate rainfall is also important for water supply.

(5b)
(i) One difference between fresh and spoiled fish in terms of gills is that fresh fish will have bright red or pink gills, while spoiled fish may have gills that are dull or discolored.

(ii) In terms of skin, a difference between fresh and spoiled fish is that fresh fish will have shiny, smooth, and moist skin, whereas spoiled fish may have dull, dry, or slimy skin.

(iii) A difference between fresh and spoiled fish in terms of muscle is that fresh fish will have firm and elastic muscle texture, while spoiled fish may have soft, mushy, or slimy muscle texture.

(iv) Fresh fish will have clear, bright, and bulging eyes, while spoiled fish may have cloudy, sunken, or dull eyes.

(v) One difference between fresh and spoiled fish in terms of belly is that fresh fish will have a clean and intact belly, while spoiled fish may have a bloated or distended belly.

(5c)
(i)Proper storage temperature: Fish should be stored at a temperature below 40°F (4°C) to slow down bacterial growth and preserve freshness.
(ii)Hygiene and cleanliness: Fish should be handled with clean hands and kept in clean and sanitized containers to avoid contamination.
(iii)Quick chilling: After catching or purchasing fish, it should be quickly chilled using ice or refrigeration to prevent bacterial growth.
(iv)Proper packaging: Fish should be packed in airtight and leak-proof containers to prevent exposure to air, which can cause oxidation and spoilage.
(v)Proper handling and transportation: Fish should be handled gently and transported in proper temperature-controlled containers to minimize damage and maintain freshness.

(5d)
A by-catch in fisheries refers to the unintended capture of non-target species or undersized fish during fishing operations. The term “by-catch” is used to describe the incidental catch that occurs alongside the desired catch in fisheries.

 

 

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Past year WAEC Fisheries Answers

Note: The answers below are for 2023

Feeding regime comprises of the time fishes are fed including the proportion or quantity of feed given/dispensed in relation to their body weight. It also includes the frequency of feeding.

(1aii)

(i) Broadcasting method

(ii) Automated method

(iii) Spot method

(1aiii)

(i) BROADCASTING: It ensures wide spread distribution of feed

(ii) AUTOMATED: There is less wastage of feed/proper feed utilisation

(iii) SPOT: It can aid fish pilferage.

(1bi)

Monoculture: This is the type of aquaculture that involves stocking a single species of fish in the same rearing facility at a given time.

(1bii)

Polyculture: This is the type of aquaculture that involves the stocking of more than one species of fish in the same rearing facility at a given time.

(1biii)

Integrated fish farming: This is the culture of fish together with crops or animals at the same time in the same farm.

(1ci)

Monoculture:

(PICK ANY TWO)

(i) It leads to specialization in the production of a specie

(ii) It is easy to monitor individual fish species performance/growth

(iii) There is no undue competition among the fish for space and feed

(iv) Fish of different ages can be stocked and harvested at different times

(1cii)

Polyculture:

(PICK ANY TWO)

(i) It is suitable for extensive fish culture systems

(ii) It is easy to raise many fish species

(iii) It is less labour intensive

(iv) farmer is insured against total loss of fish stocked

(v) It is used to control prolific breeding habits

(vi) It allows for higher fish production

(vii) It reduces pollution as different fish species feed on waste and algae

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