The Tilapia and Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN) Tuesday decried the exemption of Tilapia, a farmed fish species, from the federal government’s import prohibition list.
Remi Ahmed, the association’s National President, expressed the group’s displeasure with the list in an interview granted News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Ahmed said that the omission from the official prohibition list by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) would send a negative signal to the international community.
He said the Nigerian Tilapia farming model was currently being appreciated globally and this would mean unregulated importation of the commodity to retard local production.
“This is coming when the international community is happy with the level of work done in Nigeria’s Tilapia sub-sector.
“Within the short period Tilapia was introduced to Nigeria, we have been able to develop and produce Tilapia feed within the country that is better than the ones used in most African countries.
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