The Lagos State Government has promised to increase its fish production by at least 60,000 metric tonnes to bridge the huge demand-deficit in the State.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, stated this today in Lagos at a news conference to unveil the forthcoming Lagos Seafood Festival coming up on Sunday, 13th December 2020, at the Muri Okunola Park, Lagos.
Ms Abisola Olusanya said that the current production is about 174,000 metric tonnes of fish annually while the demand stands at over 400,000 metric tonnes, hence the need to address the huge deficit of over 226,000 metric tonnes.
Explaining that the additional 60,000 metric tonnes of fish would include both fingerlings and table size production, Olusanya stated that “The target is to increase our production.
The demand for fish in Lagos is well over 400,000 metric tonnes and what we are producing as a State is roughly at about 174,000 metric tonnes so there is a huge deficit of about 226,000 metric tonnes”.