Okhumen Joel Abolagba
Okhumen Joel Abolagba (B.Sc Hons Zoology, Bensu (Now A.A.U.) Ekpoma, 1987. M.Sc Fisheries Management, University of Ibadan 1990; Cert. Advanced Aquaculture Mgt; (CETMAR) Spain 2004; Ph.D Fish Post harvest Technology, 2006, University of Benin, Benin City) has been a Professor of fish Post harvest Technology and Consultant for over five years. Prof. Abolagba has been actively involved in teaching and research for over 28 years in the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
During these years he taught courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He emerged as the best lecturer in the Department of Fisheries for 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 Academic Sessions and Best Lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, 2007/2008 Academic session.
He is a consultant in Fisheries especially in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria where he has assisted state governments, communities and individuals in the establishment of very viable fish farms and processing facilities.
Prof. Abolagba has served in over 25 committees in the University of Benin. He has published over 62 original research papers in Fisheries Post harvest technology, packaging and marketing including fisheries management in national and international journals. His research findings for his Doctoral Thesis was selected to be exhibited at the 2nd Nigerian University Research and Development fair in 2005 by the University of Benin, for which a certificate was presented by the National Universities Commission. A TETFund Research Grant was also secured on his PhD work which is ongoing.
He is a member of several professional bodies and societies. Amongst which are Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Nigeria Association of Aquatic Sciences (NAAS) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Prof. Abolagba was the Head of Department of Fisheries 2007 -2009. He was appointed the Sub-Dean College of Natural and Applied Sciences while on Sabbatical leave at the Igbinedion University, Okada 2010 – 2011. He is the current Chairman of University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Edo State Branch and Vice President of the foremost Cooperative Society in the University of Benin, FAGCOOP.
He is an ordained Deacon of Grace Baptist church, Benin City where he worships with his family. Prof. Abolagba is happily married to his heart throb Mrs. Kate Taiwo Abolagba and the marriage is blessed with two lovely children, Joshua and God’sfavour Abolagba.
1.Abolagba O.J and Mabawonku A.F. (1992) Development plan implementation in Bendel State (1963 – 1983) Implication for fisheries educational development. The Educational Planner. 3 (1 and 2): 37 – 43.
2. Utomakili J B, Abolagba O. J and Mafolabomi M. W (1992) Economics of Post-Harvest Management Operations in Shrimp Production in Ondo State, Nigeria. Journal of West African Fisheries. 5( 1): 256-261
3.Abolagba O. J. Okonji V.A. and Enobakhare D.A. (1996) salting of fish as a means of reducing damage by Dermestes maculatus (Coleoptera: dermestidae) Nigeria Journal of Entomology, 13: 81 – 91 National
4.Utomakili J.B. and Abolagba O.J (1996) Conserving Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: A case for improved extension services. The Nigerian Journal of Agricultural and rural Management. 1 ( 1): 11 – 20.
5.Abolagba O.J and Iseyemi K.J. (1999). Impact of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) on the social economic life of the People of Ilaje Ese-Odo LGA of Ondo State. Geo Research. 3: 47-51.
6. Abolagba O.J and Iyeru O.A. (1999). Study of insect pests infesting Traditionally processed fish sold in Benin City metropolis, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Applied Science. Vol. 16 1998 25-29. l
7.Abolagba O. J. (1998) Sustainability and the effects of over-exploration on biodiversity in the Nigerian Aquatic Environment: How to manage the fisheries sustainably. Journal of Environment Science and Health. 1 (1): 58 – 61.
8. Abolagba O.J. (1999) Temperature, Latency and Incubation Time of Clarias gariepinus, Heterobranchus longifilis and their hybrids. Tropical Freshwater Biology 8: 49-54.
9.Abolagba O.J; Uwakina S; and Odiko A.E (2002) Utilization of Rubber Wood (Hevea brasillensis) and Sawdust as Energy Sources on the characteristics of Smoked Fatty Fish. Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture 2002. 11 (1) :17-20.
10.Abolagba O.J, and Osifo S.J. (2004) The Effect of Smoking on the Chemical composition and Keeping Qualities of Catfish, Heterobranchus bidorsalis using two Energy Sources. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JAFF). 5 (1&2): 27 – 30.
11.Abolagba O.J, Igene J.O and Oronsaye J.A.O (2005) Investigations On the Fishing Practices in Ekenwan Area of Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 6 (1): 35-40.
12.Utomakili, J.B., Abolagba, O.J., and Ikogwe, P. (2000) Analysis of the Demand for Manpower in Capture Fisheries in Nigeria. The Journal of West African Fisheries. Vol. (IX) 475-480 p
13. Abolagba O.J and Olabimitan B.B (2005) Socio-economic Analysis of Artisanal Fishermen and Fish Farmers in Lagos State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Applied Science 23: 76-83.
14. Abolagba O.J and Odiko A.E (2005) Effect of Charcoal From Pentaclethra macrophylla and Rubber (Hevea brasillensis) Wood as Energy Source on the Quality of Smoked Fish. Nigerian Journal of Applied Science 23: 45-49, 2005.
15.Abolagba O.J and Omorodion G.O (2006). Field Survey of Fish Pond Management Practices in Delta State, Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology 15: 43-54.
16.Abolagba O.J and Melle O.O (2008). Chemical composition and keeping qualities of a scaly fish Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus smoked with two energy sources. African Journal of General Agriculture vol. 4 (2) 113 – 117.
17.Abolagba O.J and Chukwu I. (2008). Socio-economic status of fresh fish processors in Benin City Metropolis, Nigeria. Journal of Field Aquatic Studies. 4(1): 32-39.
18.Ighodaro H.E and Abolagba O.J (2010). The Acceptance of Packaged smoke-dried fish, Clarias gariepinus in University of Benin, Benin City. Journal of Field Aquatic Studies. 6:141-144
19.Abolagba O.J and Igbinevbo E.E (2010) Microbial Load of Fresh Fish Marketed in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria. Research Journal of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, 5(2): 99-104, 2010.
20.Abolagba O.J; Igene J.O and Usifoh C.O (2011) Studies of Pesticide Residues in Smoked Catfish Clarias gariepinus In Nigeria: Some Health Implications. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 5(5) 496-502.
21.Abolagba O.J and Nuntah J.N (2011a) Survey On Cured Fish Processing, Packaging, Distribution and Marketing in Edo and Delta States,Nigeria. International Research Journal of Biotechnology 2(5) 103-113, 2011.
22.Abolagba O.J and Uwagbai E.C (2011) A Comparative Analysis of Microbial Load of Smoke-Dried Fish Ethmalosa fimbriata and Pseudotolithus elongatus Sold in Oba and Koko Markets in Edo and Delta States,Nigeria at Different Seasons. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 5(5) 544-550, 2011
23.Abolagba O.J and Nuntah J.N(2011b) Processing and Distribution of Smoked Fish Clarias Spp, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Biotechnology 2(9): 213-219.
24.Abolagba O.J and Akise O.G (2011a) A Survey On The Processing And
Utilization Of Fatty Fish In Ikpoba-Okha And Egor Local Government Areas Of Benin City, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 7(3):39-44.
25.Abolagba, O.J, Adekunle A.T, Dede A.P.O and Omoigui G.O(2011) Microbial Assessment of Smoked Fish in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment.7(3):55-58.
26.Abolagba O.J and Akise O.G (2011b) Fish Packaging in Benin,Edo State and Koko, Delta State,Nigeria. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 5(12): 189-195.
27.Abolagba O.J and Aletor I.M (2011) Effect opf Actellic Dust (Pirimiphos Methyl) and Common Salt (NACL) On The Control of Necrobial rufipes in Smoke-Dried Fish. Journal of Field Aquatic Studies-Aquafield 7:45-53
28.Abolagba O.J and Akise O.G (2012) Processing And Utilization of a lean Fish (Oreochromis niloticus). Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Enviroment. 8(2):1-4
29.Edegbene A.O, Arimoro F.O, Nwaka K.H, Omovoh G.O, Ogidiaka E and Abolagba O.J (2012) The Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Atakpo River, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 27(2): 159-172.
30.Abolagba O.J and Nuntah J.N (2012a) Effects of three Pesticides used in Fish Preservation on the Haematological Indices of Rabbits Fed Varying Levels. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 8(4):46-50.
31.Abolagba O.J and Nuntah J.N (2012b) Effects of Oil Bean Wood (Pentaclethra macrophylla) Charcoal As Energy Source and Two Treatments on The Characteristics of Smoked Lean and Fatty Fish Species, Using Full Drum Smoker. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture,Food and Environment. 8(4):43-45.
32.Akise O.G, Abolagba O.J and Eyong M.M (2013a) Mycoflora of Three Fish Species Smoke-Dried Using Rubber Wood (Hevea brassillensis) in Nigeria. Greener. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 3(5): 396-402, May 2013.
33.Akise O.G, Abolagba O. J and Eyong M.M (2013b) Comparative Study on Quality Attributes of Three Fish Species Smoke-Dried Using Rubber Wood (Hevea brassillensis) in Nigeria. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology 3(4): 1177-1186, 2013.
34.Abolagba O.J., Akise O.G and Orukpe J.D (2015) Effects of Pirimiphos Methyl and common salt (NaCl) on the prevention of Dermestes maculatus from smoke-dried Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment 11(1)73-77. National
42.K. Omoruyi and O.J Abolagba (2015) Proximate And Chemical Composition of Some Commercially Important Freshwater Fish Species in Benin Metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Applied Science, 33: 305-312.
36. O.J Abolagba and J.N Nuntah (2015) Phytochemical Screening And Effects Of Boarwood Symphonia globulifera Smoke On The Organoleptic And Keeping Qualities of Smoke-Dried Nile Tilapia. Nigerian Journal of Applied Science, 33:324-332.
37 Abolagba O.J ., Omoruyi. K and Ajiwoni, K.M (2015) Effects of smoking on the nutritional qualities of wild Synodontis clarias and cultured Clarias gariepinus in Delta and Edo states. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment.11(2) : 46-52.
38 Omoruyi, K., Abolagba O.J and Tuedor, R.B( 2015). Processing and distribution of smoked Clarias species in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment 11(2): 66-75.
39. K. Omoruyi and O.J Abolagba (2014) Biochemical and organoleptic changes in some frozen commercially important freshwater fish species in Benin metropolis, Edo state, Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology. 23:65-85.
40. O.J Abolagba and J.N Nuntah (2014) Phytochemical screening of rubberwood Hevea brasillensis and the fuelwood impact on the organoleptic and keeping qualities of smoke-dried Nile Tilapia. Tropical Freshwater Biology. 23:103-113.
41.Abolagba O.J; Omoruyi K and Ighoyivbi U.O (2015) Survey on the acceptability of processed cured fish forms in Edo North and South Senatorial districts of Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 14:18-22.
(b) BOOKS/Chapter in Books/ Technical Rep0rts/proceedings
42.Abolagba O.J, Aliu B.S, Okonji V.A, Eboka F.Y, and Igene J.O (1998): A comparative study of the economy and efficiency of four types of smoking kilns used in Nigeria. In: Teutscher F. (ed) FAO Fisheries Report, No. 574. Rome, 1998. 67-69. Foreign
43.Igene J.O., Abolagba O.J and Ikeme A.I. (1998). Use of pesticides on cured fish in Nigeria. In: Teutscher F. (ed) FAO Fisheries Report No. 574. Rome, FAO 1998. 126-130. Foreign
44.Utomakili J.B and Abolagba O.J (1992). Mobilising Rural Financial Resources for Fisheries Resource Conservation in Nigeria. In: Proceedings on Mobilising Finance for Natural Resources Conservation in Nigeria. Editor: Prof. J.A.T. Ojo. 184-192. National
45.Aliu B.S and Abolagba O.J (1998). “ Feeds as an essential input in Aquaculture Production in Nigeria.” In: Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic/Wetland Resources. Edited by: S.O. Otubusin, G.N.O. Ezeri,, O.A. Ugwumba and A.A.A. Ugwumba. Published by: The Nigerian Society for Aquatic Sciences. 155-159. National
46.Odiko A.E. and Abolagba, O. J. (2000). Comparative Analysis of the Effects of smoking with indigenous full drum smoking kiln with improved Chorkor and Altona smoking kilns. In: GASAT Africa Conference Proceedings, Oct. 29th – 2nd Nov., 2000. 390-393. National
47. Abolagba, O.J and Enofe, O.J. (2003). Sustainability of Indigenous Technology in Postharvest Fisheries Operations in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) Maiduguri, 4-9th November 2001, 137-142. National
48. Abolagba O.J and Akise O.G (2011) Consumer’s Perception of Locally Smoked Fish Compared to those obtained from the Northern Part of Nigeria. Proceedings of The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists, 12th National Conference, Benin 2011, 573-579. National
49. Abolagba O.J (2014) The Use of Pesticides in The Preservation of Smoke-Dried Fish in Nigeria: Some Health Implications. 116p Supported by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Ibadan University Press, Nigeria. National.
50. Abolagba O.J and Aigbe O.C (2013) Processing and Distribution of Smoked Clarias sp. in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.117p Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.ISBN: 978-3-659-31071-3.Foreign
51. Akise O.G and Abolagba O.J (2015) Organoleptic and Microbial Qualities of Three Smoke-dried Fishes. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-66437-3.
52 Akise, O.G., Abolagba O. J and Eyong, M.M (2015) Studies on the quality attributes of three fish species smoke-dried using Rubber wood Hevea brassillensis in Nigeria In: Proceedings of the First University of Benin Annual Research Day (UBARD) Conference, 370-373. October 20-21st 2015, BeninCity.
53. Nuntah J.N and Abolagba O.J (2015) Phytochemical Screening of Boarwood “Symphonia globulefera and Rubber wood “Hevea brasiliensis” and their Effects on the Keeping qualities of smoke-Dried Nile Tilapia. In: Proceedings of The First University of Benin Annual Research Day (UBARD) Conference 396-399. October 20-21st 2015 BeninCity.
54. Abolagba O.J , Omoruyi K; Osemwota, P.I and Nuntah J.N (2015) The use of Aqueuos Ginger Extract Zingiber officinale and Sodium Nitrite in the Keeping Quality stability of Smoke-dried Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) Delta 2015, Delta State University Asaba Campus, Delta State.597-599, November 22nd-27th 2015.
55. Odiko A.E and Abolagba O.J (2015) Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Smoking with Indigenous Full Drum Smoking Kiln with Improved Chorkor and Altona Smoking Kilns. In: Proceedings of The 30th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) Delta 2015. Delsu Asaba Campus,Asaba, Delta State. 600-602, November 22nd-27th 2015.
56. K. Omoruyi, O.J Abolagba and G Osemeke (2016) Microbial And Proximate Analyses of Horse- Mackerel Trachurus trachurus in Benin Metropolis, Edo State. In Proceedings of the 2nd University of Benin Annual Research Day (UBARD) Conference 20-21st October 2016, 568-573.
57. Abolagba, O.J, Nuntah J.N and Emeni G.E (2016) Microbial Assessment of Commercially Important Smoke-Dried Fishes in Ughelli Market, Delta State. In Proceedings of the 2nd University of Benin Annual Research Day (UBARD) Conference 20-21st October 2016, 609-614.
58. Omoruyi, K., Abolagba.O.J and Osemeke, E.P (2016) Comparative Analysis of Biweekly Changes in the Microbial Load of Pond-raised and Wild Smoke-dried Clarias gariepinus During Ambient Storage. African Journal of Agriculture, Technology and Environment 5(1):73-82
59. Nwokeforo T.C and Abolagba O.J (2017) Comparative Survey of the Processing of Smoked Catfish (Clarias spp) in Six Selected Communities in Edo State. Journal of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries 16:(1)51-60
60. Abolagba O.J., Nuntah J.N., Omani J.U and Ogboru R. O(2017) Processing and Marketing of Smoked Mackerel Species in Warri South LGA of Delta State. Proceedings of the 9th Annual SAAT Conference of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.Ondo State 327-330p Editors( Adekunle V.A.J, Osho I.B and Ogunwande I.O).
61. Abolagba J.O., Akise O.O.,and OhiogweheiA.I (2017) Assessment of Consumer’s Preference of Differently Processed Fish Products in Benin City Edo State. FUW Journal of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2(1):21-31.
62 Abolagba O.J., Ogboru R.O., Idugboe O.D and Oigbochei ,L(2018) Assessment of smoked Fish Processing in Egor Kocal Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries 17(1): 32-36.
63 Abolagba O.J, Ogboru R.O. and Ajari, E.E (2018) Processing and Marketing of Fish in Sapele Metropolis, Delta State. Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 17(1): 54-57