National Secretary, Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) Chief Rotimi Onibale, has revealed that the association would soon start the production of canned catfish in Nigeria.
Onibale, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, said research was ongoing to ensure that Nigeria started its own production of canned fish.
“Our association is in the process of research to start the production of canned fish in Nigeria and we hope to implement it fully this year because it has been long overdue.
Onibale added that the proposed canned catfish would have all vital food benefits that would also be good for the growth of children.
He noted that the project was being supported by two organisations , namely the National Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMAR) and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).
Onibale, who stressed the importance of catfish in the body system, added that the canning process would soon get registered and made available in the market.