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How To Make Money On A Fish Farming Business In Nigeria

How You Can Start A Fish Farming Business And Make Cool Money From It In Nigeria

Fish Farming in Nigeria is one of the lucrative business you can start and make cool money from it, Fish farming is defined as a system inwhich fishes are reared for sale or for consumption, fish farming entails breeding of different type of fishes such as Catfish, Tilapia, Mackerel (Titus) and so on. Fish is protein which is rich in calcium and phosphorus, it is also a great source of iron, zinc, iodine, minerals, magnesium and potassium and also contain omega3 fatty acids which are high benefit for health benefits. It is also prescribed by medical which is used as a tool for gaining vitamins and minerals in its consumption.

To get the full details of starting fish farming in Nigeria especially Catfish, you will find many information on the Internet on how to start the business. There are types of Fish species you can start as fish farming business in Nigeria. You have to decide the type of fish which you wants to farm for business, so these are the most popular fish which are suitable for farming in Nigeria.


This fish is not the most popular fish in Nigeria, the fish species is the most cultivated in Nigeria. Fish farmers bank on this species and it is the one major attractive part of fish that is easiest to breed. People flow to the direction of this fish species because they found it easiest to cultivate.

Tilapia Fish

Tilapia is one of the second most popular fish in Nigeria's agricultural industry, the species lives in fresh shallow water and it is very easy to cultivate, it is very popular in Nigerian market and it is very rapidly and also grows very fast.

Titus Fish (Mackerel)

It is so sad that this type of fish is not farmed because they lives in salty water and is the most popular fish in Nigerian market, all titus fish are wild caught but some farmer in Nigeria are considering the possibility of creating artificial salty water that will be similar to sea water where mackerel can only survive. Titus Fish is not farmed for now, you just have to focus your attention to Catfish and Tilapia Fish farming only.

Let's talk about the Benefits of Fish Farming Business

1. Fish serves as a source of protein, it is the highest source of protein and low fat quality protein that is filled with omega3 fatty acids and also contains some vitamin such as B2 (riboflavin). It is also rich in calcium and phosphorus. 

2. Fishery products is the most popular animals product in the market, it is very popular in market which sells faster than any other animal products in the market and it is so very cheaper than meats and it is very affordable to buy than meat.

3. Fish matures quickly, its grows very fast as practices in fish farming which makes it possible for the farmers to increase the fastness of their fish growth by giving them certain feeds, ensuring that you harvest and sell within short period of time.

4. Fish farming is very profitable with proper planning and good management, if you invest an huge of money on this fish farming business, you will never regret of it instead you will see more profit more than you expect in this business, it is very profitable business to start.

5. You can start up your fish farming business anywhere including a residential area, it doesn't cause any environmental hazard and if you have a specious compound, you can easily set up a small fish farming business within your backyard without any regulatory precaution. If you have any space in your compound, just start up the business and you will smile to the bank at last.

So let's get down to business..

How To Start Up A Fish Farming Business And What You Will Need To Get Started In Fish Farming Business In Nigeria

1.  Land Location

To start up the fish farming business, you have to secure a land, you can locate any type of land since fish farming doesn't cause any environmental disturbance, look for a cheap land and buy it, depending on the capacity you wants to operate on, you can get half plot, it is good enough for an average fish farm and if you already have a compound and you have a leftover space, you can accommodate two or three ponds and you may use it. Secure the land and start up the business immediately.

2.  Ponds Construction

To construct a good pond, you need to engage the service of expert pond construction engineer, you can also go to another fish farm to find out the construction requirements. Never forget the plumbing work because it must be properly done to ensure proper drainage. You must construct your ponds very well and with the help good plumber.

3. Borehole

You must dig a borehole because the fish needs adequate water to breath, adequate water supply is the lifeblood of fish farm and lack it may result to disaster because water need to be changed on regular basis. Available sources of water such as borehole and river water is the very suitable. Rain water and tap water from chemically treated source is not recommended for fish farming. So get a good borehole water for the Fish farming business.

4.  Get Proper Training

To start up this fish farming business, you must get proper training not the kind of training you get from one day seminars, you need to get attached to a fish farm for proper training for you to properly learn the trade, you need at least two to three months training, you can also get the training on the internet I mean YouTube, watch the YouTube video very well, you will get the proper training of the business.

5. Installation Of Tank

This is the water reservoir from which water is supplied to your ponds. This tank has to be connected to your ponds through plumbing system to make it convenient for water to flow into your ponds when needed. So plumber will have to install tank into your ponds for proper fish farming.

6.  Get Juvenile Fish

You can get your juvenile fish from another farm that specialized in supplying it. You need to go for the high yield species of catfish or tilapia and make sure you are getting it from a healthy farm. Think of what species you want to farm on, you can farm on Catfish, Catfish is very easy to farm and you will make a good profit on it.

So with all these steps, I hope you will be able to start a fish farming business successfully in Nigeria without any stress and you will smile to the bank when you make a huge profit from the business..

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