The aqua cultural farming of the Claris fish species, otherwise called, Catfish, has become a popular business in Nigeria. This farming continues to enjoy increasing demand for its products (i.e. Catfish and fingerlings).
The reason for this is obvious. Catfish is a source of rich, cholesterol-free, and special-type, of easily-digested animal protein that is increasingly being recommended over red meat. Also, it is usually obtainable alive and fresh from the local markets. The dried and processed form of catfish is also usually part of a number of Nigerian delicacies, including vegetable soup, Egusi soup, Banga soup, pepper soup, and so on.
What’s more, the World Health Organisation (WHO), has repeatedly drawn attention to the low protein intake of a large percentage of the Nigerian populace. Consequently, the increasing production of Catfish can be a veritable means of bridging this gap of protein deficiency.
In other words, massive opportunities still abound for any prospective Nigerian aqua cultural entrepreneur that is interested in producing catfish as a business. Guardian