The potentials for commercial production of fish feeds in Nigeria.
In: 5th Annual Conference of the Fishery Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 22-25 Sep 1986
, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Studies in fish feed technology revealed that there is a potential for big time investment into fish feed production and marketing in view of the growing awareness of fish farming in Nigeria. Intensification of aquaculture is one of the primary methods of food (finfish) production which requires technical knowledge and expertise in the formulation and manufacture of adequate feeds for the cultured species. Studies also revealed that all sort of food items were used by fish farmers ranging from animal dung, groundnut cake etc, to culture fish to table size because of non-availability of rightly prepared feeds. Inadequate knowledge of detailed requirements of tropical cultured species was found to pose a hindrance to formulation despite the fact that a lot has been accumulated in terms of biochemical and nutritive values of food sources in Nigeria. The investigation further revealed the challenges posed to researchers in aquaculture, fish nutritionists and fisheries biologists among others to elucidate the complete requirements of local fish species in terms of their protein, lipid and carbohydrate requirements such that their patents could be made available to companies like PFIZER, IBRU etc, and individuals alike to make commercialization of fish feeds a reality
Conference or Workshop Item
||The potentials for commercial production of fish feeds in Nigeria
||5th Annual Conference of the Fishery Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||22-25 Sep 1986
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; aquaculture development; feed; fish culture; industrial production
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||28 May 2010 19:14
||29 Sep 2011 17:25
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