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LASPOTECH Begins Large Scale Fish Farming to Support Food Security

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Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, says it has officially commenced a cage  culture pilot project for large scale fish farming at Agbowa-Ikosi  Beach in  Epe, to support the state  government’s food security project.
Its Acting Rector, Mr Olumide Metilelu, said in a statement through Mr Olanrewaju Kuye LASPOTECH Director, Information and Public Relations, on Tuesday in Lagos.
Metilelu said the project was also intended to serve as a training and research field for members of staff and the students.
He said, to kick-start the project, the polytechnic had organised a sensitisation programme with the title: “Optimising the Performance  of Fisherfolks” at Agbowa-Ikosi  Fishing Community in Epe, on July 21.
“The fishermen in the community, will be exposed to modern fishing business practices”.
According to him, the opportunity will be utilised to improve lives of the dwellers and also introduce modern fishing techniques to them.
“The modern fishing techniques would help them to solve various challenges in their fishing business. The fishing community should imbibe the methods being introduced by the facilitators, who are staff of the polytechnic, to boost their productivity and strengthening food security in Lagos State. The polytechnic’s management will support in the areas of their need, and subsequently, more sensitisation programmes will be held”.
The programme was attended by Chief Shakirudeen  Muibi, the traditional ruler of  Agbowa-Ikosi Beach; Dr Adebayo  Ashafa, Dean,  School  of  Agriculture and Dr Olusola  Babalola, Head of Department,  Fisheries Technology.

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