Factsheet: Aquaculture in Nigeria

The Nigerian government is very eager to reduce the nation’s import bills, and has directed fish importers to implement backward integration into commercial aquaculture. This has increased investment into aquaculture since 2016. The most cultured fishes are catfish and tilapia, but the country has the environment to support the farming of other tropical species in both fresh and marine water environments. Currently, a few Dutch private sector SMEs and multinationals are very active in the aquaculture value chain (fish seeds and seed production technology, fish production and RAS technology and fish feeds).