Catfish ( Siluriformers or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray finned fish found in fresh and coastal waters, with species in every continent except Antarctica.
They are named for their babels (“Whiskers”) around their mouths and have a sweet mild fleshy skin, which makes them important as food around the world.
There are many species of catfish all over the world, but the most common species found in Nigeria are Hetrobranchus bidorsalis, Clarias gariepin us, and Heteroclarias. The Hetrobranchus spp are common in the southern part of Nigeria However; the Clarias spp dominates the West.
Catfish farming and production is a high profitable business in Nigeria if you wish to invest in Agro Products. Did you know that Nigeria produces about 1.1 metric tons of fish?
Pretty large right?
However, she requires about 3.2 million metric tons of fish for consumption annually, thus leaving a huge gap of 2 million metric tons in supply of fish and fish products for you and I to exploit.
But wait, there’s more:
The word out there on catfish is that it has a very high nutritional value. Studies show that it is a great source of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fats, protein and vitamin B-12. It further advises that people take at least two servings of fish per week if they are to have a great and healthy life. This proves that there will always be a healthy market for it.
The Truth Is:
As the appetite and need for catfish continues to grow rapidly over the coming years, it’s demand and consumption will also increase.
In this light, we have decided to grow our Fish Farm to a capacity of 15,000 units of fish with locations at Eliozu and Ibriebe, All located in Port Harcourt, Rivers-State, Nigeria. You are very welcomed to join us not only to grow these fishes, but also our Investments together.
Farm Visits : This can be arranged for farm Sponsors only. Please call or send a mail to info@LGF.COM with the subject “Farm Visit”.