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Mrs. Patience Bassey Opeh


Institute of Oceanography


Assistant Research Fellow


[email protected]

About Mrs. Patience Bassey Opeh

Dr Patience Bassey Opeh is currently serving the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria as Research Fellow specializing in Fisheries and Aquaculture. She joined the University in 2016 as Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute. Mrs Opeh holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Marine Biology and Fisheries and Aquaculture awarded by the University of Calabar in 2006 and 2015, respectively. Additionally, she has also obtained certificates on Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Oil Tanker Familiarization, Elementary First Aid Certificate, special swimming and Water Safety and Diploma in Computer and Maritime Logistics. Since joining the University, she has been teaching and researching, thereby contributing to graduation of Diploma in Marine Science students and development of the University at large. She has participated and presented papers in various local and international conferences and has published several papers in both local and international peer reviewed journals. She has also served the University in other capacities including Coordinator of Marine Science programme in the Institute of Oceanography (2017 till date), Assistant Farm Manager in the University of Calabar Fish Farm (2016 – 2018), Institute of Oceanography Representative to the Faculty of Management Sciences and Allied Medical Science between 2017 till date. She is a member of various professional bodies and Associations including Fisheries Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology, West African of Toxicology and Marine Atmosphere and Coastal Ocean Research Network. She is happily married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
B.Sc. in Marine BiologyUniversity of Calabar Calabar Cross River State Nigeria.20022006
PGD in Shipping TechnologyNigerian Maritime Academy, Oron Akwa Ibom State.20092010
M.Sc in Fisheries and AquacultureUniversity of Calabar Calabar Cross River State Nigeria.20122015
Certificate of Basic ICT Competence ICT Directorate University of Calabar, Calabar Cross River State Nigeria.20152015
Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institution (ADAPTI ) Digital Bridge Institute Abuja Nigeria.20162016

S/N Publication
Opeh, P.B., & Eteng, S.U. (2019). The Effect of Different Energy Source on the Growth Performance of Clarias gariepinus Fingerlings. Asian Research Journal of Agriculture, 11(2), 1-6.
Eteng, S.U., & Opeh, P.B. (2019). Growth Performance of the African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) Juveniles Fed Diet Containing Moringa oleifera Leaf Meal. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, 1(5), 17-21.
Opeh, P. B., Eyo, V.O., & Udo, P.J. (2018). Effects of different inclusion levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MLM) on the Fecundity and gonadosomaatic index (GSI) of African Catfish (Heterobranchus longifilis). Asian Journal of Agricultural Research 6(1), 1-9.
Opeh, P.B., Inyang-Etor, A.P.,& Udo, P.J. (2018). Behavioural and Growth characteristics of Crustaceans species Macrobrachium macrobrachion (Herklot 1851) (Decapoda:Palaemonidae) with special reference to cannibalism. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research (in print).
Opeh, P.B., Inyang-Etoh, A.P., & Edet, T.A. (2018). Effect of diet with different inclusion levels of tigernut (Cyperusesculentus lativum) on the growth performance of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings. Asian Journal of Advances in agricultural research 6(1),1-9.
. Opeh, P. B., Udo, P.J., Edem, E.T. (2018). Comparative Studies on the Food and Mineral Content of The Shell of Egeria radiata (Bivalvia) And Crassostrea rhizophorea (Perecypode) of Lameillebranchia of the Cross River, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences, 07(10), 2757-2760.
Edem, E.T.,& Opeh, P.B. (2018). Food and feeding Habits of Blackspot Cafish (Auchenoglanis biscutatus) from Lower River Benue, Makurdi. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 1(3),1-5.
Opeh, P.B. (2018). Comparative study on the Biochemical composition of flesh of Egeria radiata (Bivalvia:Donacidae) and Crassostrea rhizophorea (Perypode) of Lameillebrancha of the Cross River, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 1(4) 1-6.
Opeh, P.B., & Udo, P.J. (2017). Biodiversity of fishery resources of Cross River System: implication for conservation and management. Journal of Aquaculture and Marine Biology 6(3),
Opeh, P.B., & Udo, P.J. (2016). Fecundity of the brackish river Prawn Macrobrachium macrobrachion reared in Earthen Ponds using three strategies of management, AASCIT Journal of Biology 2(2):10-15.
Opeh, P.B., & Udo, P. J. (2014). The culture potential of the Brackish River Prawn Macrobrachium macrobrachion (Herklots, 1851) reared in earthen ponds using three management strategies. International Journal of fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 1(3),178-182.
Udo, P.J. & Opeh, P.B. (2013). Biochemical analysis of the Carcass of two west African Caridean Shrimps: Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots 1857) and Macrobrachium macrobrachion (Herklots 1851) of the Great Kwa River, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Research, 2(12), 412-414.
Eyo, V.O., Ekanem, A.P., Eni,G., Asikpo, P.E. (2013). Relationship between Fecundity and Biometric indices of the Silver Catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus) (Lacepede) in the Cross River estuary, Nigeria, Croatian Journal of fisheries 71, 133-135.
Eyo, V.O., Ekanem, A.P., Eni, G., & Asikpo, P.E. (2013). Comparative study of growth performance, food utilization and survival of hatchery bred and wild collected fingerlings of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Greener Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science.1(1),1-10.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
International Conference on Oceanography ‘Climate Change and Coastal Areas Sustainability in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions. Climate Change and Coastal Areas Sustainability in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions 2013-11-122013-11-14
“Training of Smoked Fish Processors for Export”, organized by Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), in collaboration with Nigerian Institution Of Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos Nigeria, held at Pyramid Hotel Cross River Cross River S2016-08-012016-08-01
The 2nd Biennial international conference on Rivers and Deltas in Africa, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa state, Nigeria 2017-10-162017-10-17