A virtual dialogue exploring farming practices used in several aquaculture farm clusters in the two Nigerian states, Ogun and Delta.  

Date: Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Time: 22:00-23:00 (UTC+8)

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Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers, with catfish and tilapia being the two major farmed species, yet its lack of a clear aquatic animal health strategy has resulted in substantial disease-related production losses. It is little or no biosecurity management practiced at the production level, except by a few large-scale commercial farms. 

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and Aquaculture Africa Magazine (AAM) bring you a set of four exciting and informative webinars that will unpack important lessons from the Fish Innovation Lab's activities in Nigeria. Global experts will present and discuss key aspects related to the Nigerian Aquaculture Sector and provide an opportunity for questions and interaction.

In this second event of the series, the aim is to better understand the farming risk factors leading to fish mortality, health status and economics of catfish and tilapia from hatchery seed production to the grow-out phase in a regional model using Ogun and Delta states. 

A success story of the main farming practices used in several farm clusters in the two states will be shared. The invited speakers will present laboratory findings on pathogens of economic significance circulating in those farming systems. In addition, new online learning tools for better health management and improved biosecurity will be shared. 


Open and welcome:

Etienne Hinrichsen, Aquaculture Africa Magazine


Introduction to the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish:

Mark Lawrence, Fish Innovation Lab


Brief project introduction: Overall outputs of the project, likely outcomes and impact:

Vishnumurthy Mohan Chadag, Principal Scientist, WorldFish


Preliminary findings from the epidemiology study done in Ogun and Delta States:

Wills, Robert, Mississippi State University

Larry Hanson, Professor, Mississippi State University, USA & American Fisheries Society/Fish health Section-Certified Fish Pathologist, Mississippi State University


Pathogens of economic significance circulating in Nigerian catfish and tilapia aquaculture employing laboratory diagnostics

Olanike K. Adeyemo, Professor, Fish and Wildlife Unit, Department of Veterinary public health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan


Bacterial whole genomes sequencing

Jérôme Delamare-Deboutteville, Scientist, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish


Online Learning tools for better health management and improved biosecurity

Laura Khor, Research Fellow, WorldFish


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We look forward to your active participation.

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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish: Improving biosecurity and managing catfish and tilapia diseases in Nigerian Aquaculture