Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Aquaculture in Nigeria currently very lucrative due to catfish

Aquaculture in Nigeria has mainly been boosted by demand for catfish, and this demand has made the production of catfish the most popular form of fish-farming in Nigeria, and very lucrative. The most common species found in Nigeria are; Clarias gariepinus, Heterobranchus bidorsalis, Clarias X Heterobranchus hybrid (Heteroclarias) and Clarias nigro-digitatus.
Concrete, Earthen Ponds in Nigeria
Heterobranchus species are very common in the south eastern part of Nigeria with clarias spp dominating in the west. With the growing popularity of aquaculture in Nigeria, it can best be said to still be in its infant stages, this is due mainly to the unavailability of fingerlings, which is a result of lack of adequate infrastructure for hatcheries and fingerling production. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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