Fish Farming

Fish farming is an act of rearing fish for commercial purposes. This involves building the earthen, tarpaulin, or concrete pond, fertilizing the pond, stocking the fingerlings in good water, and feeding the Mackerel, Tilapia, or catfish till market size. Fish farming is a form of aquaculture in which fish are raised in enclosures to be sold as food. It is the fastest-growing area of animal food production. Today, about half the fish consumed globally are raised in these artificial environments. Commonly farmed species include salmon, tuna, cod, trout, and halibut. These “aquafarms” can take the form of mesh cages submerged in natural bodies of water, or concrete enclosures on land.

Course Overview

Fish farming is an act of rearing fish for commercial purposes. This involves building the earthen, tarpaulin, or concrete pond, fertilizing the pond, stocking the fingerlings in good water, and feeding the Mackerel, Tilapia, or catfish till market size. Fish farming is a form of aquaculture in which fish are raised in enclosures to be sold as food. It is the fastest-growing area of animal food production. Today, about half the fish consumed globally are raised in these artificial environments. Commonly farmed species include salmon, tuna, cod, trout, and halibut. These “aquafarms” can take the form of mesh cages submerged in natural bodies of water, or concrete enclosures on land.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly 32% of world fish stocks are overexploited, depleted, or recovering and need of being urgently rebuilt. Fish farming is hailed by some as a solution to the overfishing problem.

What you’ll learn
  • Develop interest in fish farming as a viable business or family farm.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge on classification of pond culture systems.
  • Be equipped with sound knowledge and skill to manage water quality in ponds.
  • Be equipped with adequate knowledge and skills for adequate nutrition and feeding of cultured fish.
  • Be equipped with current knowledge and skills to control diseases in pond culture systems.
  • Be able to start and effectively run a lucrative fish farming business.
Requirements
  • Basic proficiency in the English language, numeracy and computer literacy.
  • Candidates must have access to either a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity.
  • They must be equipped with quality webcam and headphones.
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 8 Weeks – ₦200,000
  • Fast-Track -6 Weeks – ₦300,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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