Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the feed industry.According to the report from FAO, fish consumption now exceeds beef consumption per capital.Nigeria, with a population of about 165,000,000 people is grossly under provided with an essential food component, which is protein. For example, data from the FOS, CBN, and FAO indicate that from cattle, less than 2kg of beef is available to an average Nigerian per year and just mere 4kg of eggs per annul is available to each Nigerian.
Making locally-produced fish more readily available for Nigerian consumers will give them faster and fresher access to one of the healthiest sources of animal protein. Fish is considered to supply approximately 15% of per capita protein consumed by people around the world. Low carbon footprint, high per unit yield, and unique protein content have spurred consumption of fish.
The growing fish farming in Nigeria is creating a demand for fish feed. Apart from the presence of oxygen in the ponds, feed is next in importance for the production of fish.Fish feed constitutes about 40-60