NDDC To Enhance Aquaculture Training

NDDC To Enhance Aquaculture Training.

Niger Delta Development Commission, says it will collaborate with the Bayelsa State Government and a private firm to train youths in aquaculture at the multi-million-naira Bayelsa Aquaculture Village in Yenegwe, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Victor Antai, stated this when he visited the Bayelsa State-owned aquaculture farm, currently operated by Aquaseas Company Limited, accompanied by the NDDC Director Agric and Fisheries, Winifred Madume; the Director, Procurement, Dr Week Doodei and other directors of the Commission.

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Pius Ughakpoteni, on Saturday.

NDDC Executive Director, Projects said he was impressed with the facilities at the Aquaculture Village, noting that the farm boasts of a hatchery, earth ponds, and feed mill, as well as fish processing and packaging units.

Earlier, the Managing Director of Aquaseas Company Limited,. Steve Okeleji, said the aquaculture village, sited on a 127-hectare land, had 500 fish ponds, 60 of which were currently stocked with catfish and tilapia.



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