Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


With 206 million inhabitants Nigeria is often referred to as the Giant of Africa, due to its large population and economy

Nigeria imports US$ 280M mackerel fish

Click on the flag for more information about Nigeria NIGERIA
Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 09:00 (GMT + 9)

Despite import restriction, importation of chilled and frozen mackerel has reached N128.8billion ($280million) or 40 per cent of the total annual $700million fish imports into Nigeria in one year.

The country’s major suppliers are Norway, Chile, Albania and United States, as fish deficit in the country stands at 2.5million tonnes, while production is less than 1.1 million tonnes.

According to the United States Department of Trade (USDT), imports into the country were dominated by essentially fresh, chilled and frozen mackerel, accounting for 40 per cent.

 

Defrosting processing plant in Lagos (Photo: Stockfile)

It noted that while fresh, chilled and frozen fish also accounted for the largest share of import values, while imports of dried, salted and smoked fish remained low.

This month, data obtained by New Telegraph from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s shipping position revealed that no fewer than eight vessels have berthed at the Lagos Port complex to offload 24,813.95 tonnes of fish valued at N17.3billion ($37.46million) as Norwegian fish price reached $1,509.55 per tonne
At the terminal C and D of the port, Green Honduras has arrived with 2,743.95 tonnes; Yun Der, 4500 tonnes; Prince Of Sea, 4,200 tonnes; Green Costa Rica, 4,200 tonnes and Boyang Capella, 4,200 tonnes

► Norwegian dried fish heads (Photo: courtesy Mapco Group)

Also, Green Klipper with 4,000 tonnes, Green Crystal, 3,850 tonnes, Don Reefer, 1,320 tonnes have offloaded.

He explained that the ministry was pursuing a holistic approach to the development of the fisheries subsector through the diversification programme along the value chain process.

Nanono said: “In line with the theme of this conference, the ministry has developed various programmes to increase domestic food/fish production and the main target is the empowerment of the youth and other groups especially the women.”

Last year, Nigeria cut duties on imports of dried stock fish from 20 per cent to 10 per cent for Norway, because of the increased demand for foreign dried fish heads.

According to the Federal  Department of Fishery (FDF), the country’s demand for fish had reached 3.2million tonnes as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) listed fish and other seafood among items not valid for forex from the official interbank market.

The Federal Government has announced plans to end fish importation in the next two years as it asked fish importers to consider producing fish locally.

Import quota and restriction and cororavirus pandemic has affected the annual projected 4.5million tonnes fish imports into the country between February and August this year.

Photo: courtesy earthjournalism

Meanwhile, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, had said in Abuja at the 35th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) that over 12 million Nigerians were actively engaged in primary and fish production, saying that contribution of fisheries to the national Gross Domestic Products was about 4.5 per cent.

“All these programmes are  Abeokutatailored towards wealth and jobs creation, arrest and prevention of youth restiveness.”

The minister said currently, the total demand for fish is 3.6 million tonnes annually while Nigeria is producing 1.1 million tonnes, leaving a deficit of about 2.5 million tonnes to be supplemented by importation.

Photo: courtesy earthjournalism

The minister, who was represented by the Director of Federal Department of Fisheries, Mr. Imeh Umoh, said that fisheries was one of the value chains in the ministry, adding that it was the driving force for wealth and jobs creation, contribution to food and nutrition security, poverty reduction as well as the creation of numerous investments for the teeming Nigerians, especially during the economic recession which is occasioned by the COVID-19.

Also, the President of FISON, Mr. Adegoke Agbabiaka, noted that government in the last decade had made a paradigm shift under the agricultural transformation agenda and was considering agriculture, including fisheries and aquaculture as a business in order to achieve self-sufficiency in food fish production

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Japan
Jan 15, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Auction prices for common squid (todarodes pacificus) frozen on board │Ogi market (until jan-12)
China
Jan 15, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Import and export │ Fish roes by country │ 2019-20
Turkey
Jan 15, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Anchovy fishery ban in the Bosphorus and Black Sea
Japan
Jan 15, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Seafood entry | Tokyo Central Fish Market (Toyosu, Adachi, Ota) |until 12-Jan
Brazil
Jan 15, 07:30 (GMT + 9):
Brazilian soy suppliers answer the global call for change
Norway
Jan 15, 07:10 (GMT + 9):
Norway’s Minister of Fisheries wants more female fishers in the industry
Worldwide
Jan 15, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Fisheries need to make gender inclusion a norm, not just ‘reach’ women, says Pacific study
Canada
Jan 15, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Cooke Aquaculture proposes $58M salmon hatchery on Digby Neck
United Kingdom
Jan 15, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Fisheries minister did not read Brexit bill as she was busy at nativity
Denmark
Jan 15, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
Aller Aqua to start CO2-labelling their feeds
United Kingdom
Jan 15, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Fish Farmer: Johnson pledges compensation for Brexit delays
Denmark
Jan 15, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | FiskerForum: Ocean Prawns Factory Deck Contract Goes To Carsoe
Thailand
Jan 15, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | WorldFishing: Thai Union creates bone health supplement
United States
Jan 15, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: Lund’s invests heavily in foodservice despite COVID-19 challenges
Spain
Jan 15, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | EuropaAzul: Basque fish markets experience a worrying decline in horse mackerel and sardines



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Wild Alaskan Company Funds New Research Exploring Relationship between Sockeye Salmon Spawning and Mineral Deposits
United States Investigation, led by Dr. Nathan Putman, to provide new insights into how salmon use magnetic fields to navigate the globe and the effects of mineral extraction on fish Wild Alaska...
PRESS RELEASE: First RFVS-Certified Fishing Vessel Announced
Australia We asked Malcolm McNeill, Managing Director of Australian Longline Fishing, to tell us how they got involved and why it felt important to gain a vessel certification. ‘I first learnt of the d...
Auction prices for common squid (todarodes pacificus) frozen on board │Ogi market (until jan-12)
Japan Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
Pritipaul Singh Investments in US$75m expansion
Guyana Fisheries company, Pritipaul Singh  Investments is undergoing expansion works at its Providence, East Bank Demerara  location in excess of US$75M and this will see the addition of a state-of...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2021 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER