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The study determined the factors influencing the artisanal fisher's participation in training on modern fishing practices in Nort Central, Nigeria. Data were collected with the use of a questionnaire and analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and Binary Logistic Regression. The results revealed that about 76.8% of the respondents had not participated in any training on modern fishing practices, less than half (29.2%) of the respondents who prefers home visit by extension agents had participated in training on fishing practices, more than half (63.5 %) of the respondents who prefers group discussion method had not participated in any training on fishing practices, the majority (68.5 %) of the respondents who preferred radio had not participated in any training in fishing practices and less than half (44.8%) of the respondents who prefers training in the evening had not p articipated in any training on fishing practices.The socio-economic factors influencing the fisherfolks participation in training on modern fishing practices were marital status, quantity of catch, craft type, contact with extension, number of fishing trips, educational status and other supportive occupation (P<0,10). The study, therefore, recommends that before the planning and implementation of any training programme, the socio-economic determinant factors of participation in training on modern fishing practices should be considered and the training should be based on the fisherfolks needs.
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