Aquaculture to reduce dependence on fish imports

(04/19/17)

Aquaculture firm to aid reduce dependence on fish imports

The Federal Government of Nigeria confirmed the country's current fish production has reached 1.1 million tonnes, compared to only 800 tonnes in 2015, thanks to the measures implemented to meet the deficit of 2.1 million tonnes gap and foster self-sufficiency.

Speaking at the launch of the first Premium Aquaculture tilapia harvesting, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Senator Heineken Lokpobiri pointed out the increase in fish production in the country was a result of the government's policy of backward integration of breeding fish locally and reduction in fish importation, Vanguard News reported.

"The Federal Government has remained committed to the agricultural sector, particularly the aquaculture industry, which is a major......................


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