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Published on: 15 May, 2019      12911    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigerians are large fish consumers with a total consumption at more than 1.36 million MT. With fish imports making up about three fifths (740,000 MT) of the fish supply. Although the contribution of fisheries to the Gross Domestic Product is only 3-4%, it occupies a very significant position in the primary sector providing employment for over a million people (FDF, 2007) and contributing about...

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Strategy    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      13016    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Aquaculture has been growing at about 25 – 33 % per year since 2003 in Nigeria. This is evident in the level of intensity of catfish farming activity, which currently account for approximately 25% of the 110,000 tons of catfish consumed in the country annually. At present, farmed catfish market surpasses US$27 million per year (Graham and Susana, 2006), from many of the farms across Nigeria....

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Development Plan