This manual has been developed for the classroom training and demonstration. It comprises catfish farming management best practices from pre-stocking management to marketing.
The structure of the manual allows for flexibility in undertaking future training opportunities, by utilising a modular format, with each module containing its own supporting information. This flexibility, therefore, facilitates targeting of groups with different levels of formal education, courses with particular emphases, and varying time availability of potential participants.
Author: Western Region Coastal Foundation, Ghana
This handbook serves as a quick reference manual and informative material to cause the interest of the general public and stimulate investment in fish farming. This guide provides quality, field proven technical information to everyone interested in fish pond production in a fresh water environment.
The manual was produced by the Fisheries component of the National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS), Abuja, Nigeria.
Author: Sneyers, G.; Ingawa, S.A. (NSPFS)
In Nigeria, the demand for fish is being met through two main sources which are domestic production and importation from foreign countries. The domestic production is from artisanal, industrial and culture fisheries with artisanal fisheries accounting for as much as 85% of total fish production, while industrial and culture fisheries accounted for 1% and 14% respectively. Due to the insufficiency of domestic production of fish, importation of fish and fish products accounts for more than half of fish supply in the country.
This training manual will focus on the areas of fish farming and general aquaculture practices as a means to diversify income for target groups.
A video lesson is also included; you will get tips on how to manage and take care of fish.
Focusing specifically on the characteristics of a pond, this ebook equips new farmers with the essential knowledge they need to embark on their fish farming journey. From understanding the ideal pond conditions and water quality to selecting the right fish species and managing feeding and breeding practices, this guide offers practical advice and tips to ensure optimal productivity and profitability. Whether you're a novice or an experienced farmer looking to venture into fish farming, this book serves as an indispensable resource to help you navigate the intricacies of this rewarding industry.
This is a comprehensive guide
tailored specifically for small to medium-scale hatchery and farm
producers in Nigeria. Developed by FAO, this manual offers a wealth of
knowledge and practical guidance to help catfish farmers succeed in
their operations. Covering all aspects of catfish hatchery and
production, including breeding techniques, hatchery management, feeding
practices, disease control, and marketing strategies, this guide equips
farmers with the necessary tools to optimize their productivity and
profitability. With a focus on the unique context of Nigeria, this
manual addresses the specific challenges and opportunities faced by
catfish producers in the region, making it an essential resource for
anyone involved in the catfish farming industry.
Author: Aquaculture & Inland Fisheries Project, 2006 - Nigeria Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS)
This concise training manual, developed in partnership with the
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), offers valuable
insights and practical guidance for catfish hatchery and fingerlings
production. Covering essential topics such as broodstock selection,
spawning techniques, water quality management, and disease prevention,
this manual equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to
optimize the production of high-quality catfish fingerlings. Enhance
your understanding and proficiency in this field with this comprehensive