The National Wet Season Agricultural Performance Survey (APS) 2017 has shown a serious decrease in aquaculture and artisanal fish production in some states in Nigeria compared to the performance in 2016. The report, however, attributed the decline in fish production to the high cost of fish feed, poor market, non-access to credit facilities, aquatic pests and diseases, among others. The report said the country’s total annual fish demand was estimated at 2.7 million tons, with the country’s fish farmers producing only 30% of the figure, resulting in an annual expenditure of N125bn on fish imports. – Daily Trust

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