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A virtual launch event exploring the role of sustainable aquaculture production in nourishing nations and ensuring equitable livelihood outcomes in Nigeria.

Date: Monday, 29 November 2021

Time: 17:00-18:30 (UTC+8)

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WorldFish in collaboration with Aquaculture Africa Magazine will gather research leaders, key investors and government ministers to launch a new book called ‘Nigeria Fish Futures’. The book highlights the role of fish and aquatic foods in sustainably feeding and nourishing Nigeria’s rapidly growing population.

During the webinar, WorldFish’s Project Lead for Sustainable Aquaculture based in Nigeria, Rohana Subasinghe, gave an overview of the book, built on the current understanding of Nigeria’s emerging aquaculture sector and highlighted recommendations to enhance the nation’s food production systems through capacity building and aquaculture innovations.

Following that was a panel discussion with key partners of the research publication, including USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Nigeria Government’s Department of Fisheries (DoF). Together, they explored the challenges and opportunities of making nutritious fish and aquatic foods more accessible and affordable to the rural poor and future investment plans to facilitate the inclusive growth of the aquaculture sector in Nigeria.

Opening Remarks:

  • Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Introducing ‘Nigeria Fish Futures’:

  • Rohana Subasinghe, Technical Lead, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish, Nigeria


  • Baba Yusuf Abubakar, Board Chair of Trustees, WorldFish
  • Audu Grema, Senior Program Officer, Agriculture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMFG), Nigeria
  • Shivaun Leonard, Senior Aquaculture and Fisheries Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Samba Kawa, Feed the Future Coordinator and Team Lead, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Nigeria
  • Ime S. Umoh, Director, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

Closing Remarks: 

  • Colin Shelley, Project Lead, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish


  • Etienne Hinrichsen, Leader, European Union-financed East African Community (True-Fish) & Aquaculture Africa Magazine (AAM)

To learn more about Nigeria Fish Futures, explore the publication and read the blog.

Follow WorldFish, Aquaculture Africa Magazine and the hashtag #aquaticfoods to check out past conversations on Twitter.

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