Eco-friendly Aquaculture for Sustainable Fish Production in Nigeria

Eco-friendly Aquaculture for Sustainable Fish Production in Nigeria

1Irimiah Abeya Ezhim and 2Vincent C. Asogwa

1Department of Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
2Department of Agricultural and Home Science Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria

American Journal of Marine Research and Reviews

The ever-increasing population and hence higher demand for fish and other aquatic organisms for human consumption and exports have accorded greater priority to the aquaculture subsector. Therefore, there was need to conduct research to unveil facts relating to practices adopted by farmers in rearing fish and other aquatic organisms. This study emphasized concepts and importance of aquaculture, some common breeds of fish cultured, systems of aquaculture practices and methods of rearing fish and other aquatic organisms. The study also discussed eco-friendly aquaculture practices ensure sustainable fish production. The study further discussed the benefits of adopted eco-friendly aquaculture practices and constraints encountered by aqua-culturists. The study recommended among others that government should ensure proper training of extension workers who would in turn educate fish farmers on eco-friendly practices. The study also recommended that for expansion of aqua-cultural enterprises, government should provide more funds and liberalize land acquisition procedures to avail more land. Finally, the study recommended that requisite guidelines and regulations should be enforced to ensure that only practices that are sustainable and eco-friendly be adopted in the production of fish and allied products.

Keywords: aquaculture, eco-friendly, fish production, sustainable

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Irimiah Abeya Ezhim and Vincent C. Asogwa.ECO-FRIENDLY AQUACULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE FISH PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA. American Journal of Marine Research and Reviews, 2018; 1:7. DOI: 10.28933/ajmrr-2018-03-1802


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