WAEC Fishery Questions and Answers 2020/2021 (Essay and Objectives)

WAEC Fishery Questions and Answers 2020I will be showing you  WAEC Fishery objective and theory repeated questions for free. You will also understand how WAEC Fishery questions are set and many more examination details.

WAEC Animal Husbandry Questions and Answers

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in May/June and November/December respectively.

The questions below are the WAEC Fishery questions and answers that will help you in your 2020 WAEC Fishery Questions.

WAEC Fishery Objectives and Essay Answers 2020

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Today’s WAEC Fishery (Alternative B) Answers (Essay)

Fish processing involves converting fishes material into final fish products while fish preservation involves preserving processed or unprocessed fish or fish product for future use by means of controlling environment or any other measures to prolong shelf life of fish.

(i) Scaling: Steps involved are denaturation and loosening of the mucous layer and outer protein structures of the skin, followed by enzymatic degradation of the outer skin structures, and finally washing off the scales with water jets. In the process, the fish is incubated in a specially designed incubation tank filled with a slightly acidified water solution of the descaling enzyme, a collagenase.

(ii) Gutting: This begins with careful descaling from the tail to the head; then cutting it with a knife from a small hole in the stomach along the entire body length to the head, remove the gills and use them to remove the gut. Carefully cut out the swamp of blood along the central bone.

(iii) Filleting: This is done by cutting or slicing away the flesh of a fish from the bone by cutting lengthwise along one side of the fish parallel to the backbone.

(i) It is the most common and cheapest animal protein source to mankind especially among the poor dwellers in Nigeria
(ii) Fish is an important source of food
(iii) Fisheries is a source of income
(iv) Fisheries provides employment

(i) storage
(ii) sorting
(iii) packaging

(i) Water Quality
(ii) Land topography
(iii) Temperature

(i) It affects the growth rate of fishes
(ii) High mineral turbidity can affect fish directly by injuring their breathing organs

(i) Earthen ponds
(ii) Raceway
(iii) Tanks
(iv) Concrete ponds

(i) Nets
(ii) Hook and Line
(iii) Traps
(iv) Grappling Devices

(i) paddler
(ii) Canoe Seats
(iii) Thwarts
(iv) Gun wale

(i)Paddler: It is used for moving the canoe
(ii)Canoe seats: These are used for sitting
(iii)Thwarts: These are mounted to the gunnels to provide added structural support for the canoe,
(iv)Gun wale: It provide a mounting surface to mount thing

(i) floats
(ii) Lead sinker
(iii) Net
(iv) Hooks

(i)hook and line

(i)Agricultural waste
(iii)Oil Pollution.
(iv)Radioactive Waste.
(v)Urban Development.

(i)They are relatively simple to build
(ii)Inexpensive per unit of surface area,
(iii)low maintenance is required

(i)A suitable method for feeding when floating feed is involved.
(ii)It is a smart way of feeding in large water body.
(iii)It is the best method of feeding when different species of fishes are stocked in the same pond.

(i)It helps the farmer to have firsthand knowledge of his fishes during feeding.
(ii)It helps farmer to reduce waste especially when sinking pelletized feed is used in feeding.
(iii)The health condition of a stock of fish can be assessed at a glance when they converged to feed.

(i)Fish mongers
(ii)Fishery area manager
(iii)Fish law enforcement agent
(iv)Water shed council co-ordinator
(v)Environmental educator


(i)Lining is important for weed control
(ii)Treating pond water
(iii)Lining enhance fertilization
(iv)Lining helps prevent wide swings of PH
(v)Lining adds calcium and magnesium


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The questions below are the WAEC 2020 Fishery Practice Questions. Go through them and be ready to score high in your WAEC 2020 Fishery Examination.

WAEC Fishery Essay And Objective 2020 (EXPO)

PAPER 1 (Objective)
1. A fish which has no scales but has barbells is
A. tilapia.
B. tuna.
C. clarias.
D. croaker.

2. Integrated fish farming involves the culture of fish with
I. Rice
II. Pig
III. Duck
A. I and II only.
B. I and III only.
C. II and III only.
D. I, II and III.

3. An example of fish which can be cultured in ponds is
A. clarias.
B. tuna.
C. bonga.
D. synodontis.

4. The optimum water quality range for Dissolved Oxygen in a fish pond is
A. 3.0 – 5.0 mg/l.
B. 5.0 – 8.0 mg/l.
C. 8.0 – 11.0 mg/l.
D. 11.0 – 14.0 mg/l.

5. The following are fishing gear except
A. scoop net.
B. hook and line.
C. dug-out canoe.
D. fishing spear.

PAPER 2 (Essay)

(1) (a) (i) Define the term fisheries.
(ii) Explain the two sub-divisions of fisheries.
(b) List five materials used in constructing a set net and state one use of each.
(c) Differentiate between intensive and extensive management systems of aquaculture.
(1b) (a) (i) What is capture fisheries?
(ii) Describe three methods used in capturing fish.
(b) (i) State five ways in which fisheries is important to the economy of your country.
(ii) State four common fishery organisms in your country.

(2) (a)(i) State five qualities of culturable fish species.
(ii) List four culturable fish species.
(b)(i) Explain the term fish culture facility.
(ii) List six facilities for culturing fish.
(c) Mention three fish preservation methods.

The above questions are not exactly 2020 WAEC Fishery questions and answers but likely WAEC Fishery repeated questions and answers.

These questions are for practice. The 2020 WAEC Fishery expo will be posted on this page today 11th September 2020 during the WAEC Fishery examination. Keep checking and refreshing this page for the answers.

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Tips on How to Pass WAEC Fishery Questions

Have a Target and Work Towards Actualizing it 

You have decided to pass WAEC Fishery 2020 and I am sure of that. Now, the next thing you should do is set targets.

You have told yourself, “I will score A in WAEC Fishery 2020”, that’s not all. You need to plan on how to make it happen. Create a timetable and master plan to achieve your goals.

 Get the Recommended Textbook on Fishery  for 2020 WAEC Examination

Normally, WAEC recommends books for the examination. But apart from WAEC Literature in English where certain novels are compulsory, you are free to use any good Fishery textbook to prepare for WAEC 2020 exam.

Some textbooks are more difficult to understand. If you have any topic you are finding difficult to understand, then get a textbook that will simplify the topics and make life better for you.

 Do not Skip Fishery Examples and Exercise you Will Come Across While Reading: 

Many candidates are fond of skipping exercises and even examples while studying textbooks. In fact, we like notebooks so much that we could ask, “can I read my notebook and pass WAC Fishery 2020?” Don’t be scared of attempting exercises in Animal Husbandry. Face the challenges.

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