The Delta state government has charged fish farmers in the state to produce enough fish that would meet the protein needs of the people.
Julius Egbedi, Delta Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources gave the charge while declaring open a workshop on fish hatchery and fingerlings production for fish farmers in state in Asaba.
The workshop was organised by the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension, in collaboration with Delta Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (DARDA).
Egbedi charged the trainees to ensure mastery of the fish hatchery technology and utilise the opportunity provided them by the state government to improve fish production.
According to him, the training will help in tackling the issue of food security, meeting the protein needs of the people of the state and creating job opportunities.
Some of the participants, who spoke with newsmen at the venue, thanked the government and expressed their resolve to put into practice what they had leant to ensure food security in the state.
Joseph Adimabua said that the training would help improve his production capacity to produce more fish and engage more workers in the fish production, processing and marketing.