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Why FG Targets 3.6m Tons of Fisheries Annually

Posted by Patricia Lumba on 15 June 2022 12:35 PM CAT
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By Mohammed Mohammed

Above: Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Dr. Sampson Umoh, Nigeria

The Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) Dr. Sampson Umoh on Monday, said Federal Government has targeted 3.6 million tons of fisheries annually to boost local production, income generation amongst others.

The Director made this known during the Second Dialogue and Sensitization Meeting on Fisheries Governance Project 2 (FishGov2) with Regional Economic Communities (RECs) held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, recently.

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By James Emejo,

The federal government has lamented the country’s continued importation of fish to bridge existing deficit, describing it as a huge drain on the scarce foreign exchange. Nigeria requires about 3.6 million metric tons (MMT) of fish annually to meet local consumption and currently produces only about 1.2 MMT. The deficit of about 2 MMT is supplemented by annual importation, a situation which further exerts undue pressure on foreign exchange.

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Par: Naoufel Haddad

Que faire pour que les pays africains tirent pleinement avantage des textes mondiaux sur la pêche, qu’ils signent avec enthousiasme sans pour autant les appliquer convenablement ? Des pistes de solutions ont été défrichées du 28 au 30 mars 2022 à Dar es Salaam en Tanzanie, au cours d’une réunion consultative initiée par l’Union africaine à travers son Bureau interafricain des ressources animales (UA-BIRA).

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By Mbaraka Kambona, Dar es Salaam

The Deputy Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania, Hon. Abdallah Ulega has asked the AU Member states to continue enhancing sustainable fishing because the sector plays an important social-economic role in building national economies through income generation, employment and food security thus supporting multitude of livelihoods.

Hon. Ulega made the remarks on 28 March, 2022, when officiating the Consultative Meeting "To Support AU Members States Involvement, Compliance With Global Instruments And Promote Their Use By AU Member States" held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Published by Front Page Africa, 5 November 2021

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Monrovia — At the start of a two-day international consultative fisheries meeting on the establishment of the Liberian chapter of the African Women Fish Processors and Trade Network (AWFISHNET-Liberia), the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has described the role played by Liberian fishmongers/sellers (processors) as pivotal to the economic growth of the country's fisheries sector, adding that fishmongers determine the overall quality of the fish being consumed daily.

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By Mwangi Maina | 11 November 2021

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the African Union International Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) yesterday started a four-day media training on enhancing sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture development in Africa.

AUDA-NEPAD FishGov-2 Project Manager Dr Clement Adjorlolo presenting on the Blue Economy Strategy with a focus on fisheries governance in Africa. 

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Nigeria to stop fish importation 2022

Posted by Janice Scheckter on 04 February 2021 10:45 AM CAT
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By Olufunmilola Olukomaiya
Published 4 February 2021

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says following Federal Government’s effort to encourage local production, Nigeria may stop fish importation in 2022.

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