Anambra government has said that it will establish fish production sites in the three senatorial districts of the state to ensure increased production and wealth creation.
Mr. Emeka Iloghalu, the Managing Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Business Development Agency in Anambra made the disclosure in Awka on Wednesday.
Iloghalu said that government would later replicate such production sites at the 21 local government areas in partnership with private sector investors.
“Fishery and aquaculture business is lucrative, as the state government has recorded lots of milestone in the business.
Government desires to reposition the sector is to make it more attractive for both youths and the aged, so they can go into the business as a career.
Efforts are on to pass the fishery and aquaculture bill by the state lawmakers to make it a formidable source of living for Anambra residents.
With the creation of 16 segments in aquaculture value chain such as fish feed, smoked fish, fingerling productions, among others, the business will thrive,’’ he said.
Iloghalu said that success in fishery and aquaculture sector would increase the state economy, ensure improved quantity of fish production and raise the living standards of the people.
He said that government through the agency aimed at making the state the most viable leader in fishery and aquaculture in the West Africa sub-region.