Nigeria requires about 2.3 million metric tonnes of fish and fisheries product for good health at the recommended 19 kg/capital consumption/year by FAO to enhance the attainment of food security and other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Fish and Fisheries products still remain the most affordable and major sources of animal protein, contributing about 40% of animal protein intake of Nigerians, especially the rural poor. The under-utilization of this opportunity has led to a huge gap between present production and harvestable potentials in fisheries, a situation which is partly attributable to weak extension management systems in the fisheries subsector.
This course therefore is designed to equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills necessary for facilitating fishery farmers to boost production with a view to ensuring food security and enhanced livelihood. At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- identify the role of extension in fisheries management
- identify and use the appropriate extension methods for fishing systems
- determine appropriate fisheries technologies that can boost production
- provide advisory services on fisheries activities.
- Environmental issues in fisheries development.n overview of the performance of the fishery sub-sector
- Problems facing fishery development in Nigeria
- Planning fisheries extension programmes.
- Management of fish ponds
- Group mobilization and formation in fisheries management
- Gender issues in fisheries management.
- Measuring fisheries extension performance
Lecturettes, group discussions, case studies and study visit.
Who Should Attend?
Extension Officers and Managers from Federal and State Ministries, ADPs, CADPs, Fadama, Research Institutes, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, oil and gas companies, NDDC, NAPEP, NDF and officers of fisheries cooperative societies and private organizations.