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April 20th, 2011 in BusinessNews

APA Lagos (Nigeria) The president of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Dr Abba Abdullah, has said that two foreign fish feed firms are to set up factories in Nigeria soon.

Abdullah told journalists on Tuesday in Lagos that the factories would ease the challenges of aquaculture production in Nigeria.

He explained that one of the companies is the largest fish feed producer in the U.S. while the other from Paraguay will soon be in Nigeria to seek potential partners.

“With this new development, it is hoped that the cost of feeds would reduce and there will be qualitative feeds available for fishes in the country,” Abdullah said.

Abdullah also revealed that the association would be collaborating with the Auburn University, Alabama in the U.S for the training of its 10 association members up to MSC and PhD level in aquaculture.

The FISON chief disclosed that the collaboration would specifically include exchange programmes, including certification of aquaculture professionals.

According to him, we have many biologists, zoologists, veterinarians, among others, who can be helped to become real aquaculture specialists to enhance fish production.

High cost of fish feed has been the bane of the fisheries sector of the Nigerian economy.