Aquaculture experts want increased Tilapia production to boost export

(tribuneonlineng.com) IN a bid to boost fish export, fish farmers in the country were on Friday in Lagos urged to scale up Tilapia farming. Aquaculture experts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that mass production of Tilapia would help to meet the ever-increasing demands for Tilapia in Europe and the U.S.

A consultant and manager of Premium Aquaculture, Mr Raju Govin, an Indian, said the demand for Tilapia globally was on the increase, stressing the need to boost local production. “Tilapia is an African fish but is being cultured worldwide.

“Currently, the U.S. is the major consumer of Tilapia and the demand for it is ever increasing,” he told NAN. Govin said there was the need to step up awareness on the export potential of Tilapia, though catfish remains a staple in Nigeria…….

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