Why Should Nigeria Ignore Their Wild Fishing Data?
Nigeria is a big country and the most populated in Africa and maintaining one of the strongest economy in the continent. Something is happening at the backyard of the economy which cannot be accessed unless addressed.
Nigeria is having one of the most largest community of fishermen in Africa. Your economic data will invite foreign investors to approach you and invest on the sector that catches their interest.
Although there are efforts toward assuring there are valid and reliable data being made available to the public. The fadeout of data occur in Nigeria as a result of ignoring the possibility of the smallest input to the economy.
In the past, fishing was a different way to earn a living or sustain one’s family. Although the technique of fishermen were very much different because of the availability of wild fishes on shore. They need no special skills nor effort to catch them from the wild, although they use traditional equipments like baskets and more. There are no available modern tackles available, and if there are any they will be scarcely found.
Why Nigerians Should work on wild fish data
- Foreign Fish products are being imported
- Foreign Fish feeds are being imported
- More Foreign Trawling Boats are patronising the rivers
- Crayfish Export Business Increases
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 presents FAO’s official world fishery and aquaculture statistics. peaked at about 171 million tonnes in 2016, with aquaculture representing 47 percent of the total and 53 percent, if non-food uses (including reduction to fishmeal and fish oil) are excluded. With capture fishery production relatively static since the late 1980s, aquaculture has been responsible for the continuing impressive growth in the supply of fish for human consumption. —2018 WORLD FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE