• September 26, 2020

Group bemoans Nigeria’s low fish production

The Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) has lamented Nigeria’s annual fish production capacity of N1.1 million metric tonnes, describing it as abysmal.

National President of FISCON, Dr. Agbabiaka Adegoke who expressed this at the 34th Annual Conference of the society, which held in Abakaliki themed: “Fisheries and Aquaculture: A catalyst for Nigeria’s Economic Growth” said the figure was grossly inadequate of a nation whose population was over 190 million.

According to Adegoke who was represented by his Deputy in charge of Finance and Linkages, Ansa Ebinimi, “Nigeria is a fish consuming nation with an annual demand of 3.5 million metric tonnes.”

While commending FISON for choosing the state for the Conference, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi said that it was in recognition of its fishery potentials.

SOURCE: AGRONIGERIA

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