OWODEINDE FATAI GBOLAHAN

Meet OWODEINDE FATAI GBOLAHAN, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Fisheries

Designation

Associate Professor / Reader

Department

Fisheries

Office

At the Fisheries department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: AQUACULTURE

Description:

Fish breeding

Aquaculture unlike capture fisheries requires deliberate human intervention in the organism productivity that exceeds those from the natural environment. Nigeria is a protein deficient country (FAO 2006) and the protein deficiency in the diet can be remedied through the consumption of either protein-rich plants or animal, food stuffs. Fish is the cheapest source of protein. Thus my research interest in aquaculture is breeding, focusing in the production of hybrid of the clariids, which I consider to be better candidate for aquaculture due to the following:

(a)              Tolerance to intensive culture practices

(b)             Relative ease of production

I have both basic and advance training in fisheries with over 30 years teaching and research experience utilized for academic and community development. I am teaching and examining specialized courses in aquaculture, fish nutrition and breeding technologies both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A lot of cross breeding programmes will have to be initiated to find mating combinations between different populations of fish which will produce superior offspring for grow-out and better food conversion factor.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Fisheries) Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State 2007

Current Research

DEVELOPING PROTOCOL FOR BREEDING AND HATECHERY FRY OF CHRYSICHTHYS NIGRODIGITATUS (BAGRIDEA) SILVER CATFISH

Research Details

Introduction:

A complete observation has been made of life stages and water chemistry requirements of chrysichthys nigrodigitatus requisite precursors for the domestification of the silver catfish in Nigeria. The protocol about to be developed for the breeding hatching and rearing of the silver chrysichthys nigrodigitatus is a process that consists of the use of an indoor hatchery facility. This is a novel approach that is scaleable and sustainable.

Aim and objective

To determine the possibilities of rearing chrysichthys nigrodigitatus fry in a controlled in-door environment in other to develop a protocol for mass commercial fingerlings production.

Methodology

Silver catfish broodstock were collected from tubular receptacle on long lines in Epe Lagoon (Longitude 4o 00.01.4E and Latitude 6o 35’00 2’N) and tagged for easy identification of ready-to-spawn pairs in the wet-lab

Expected result

The results from this research is to provide information on the successful intensive culture of silver catfish in Nigeria and West Africa Sub-region so as to increase the number of culturable fish species for fish farmers, which prior to now had been the clamor among stakeholders.

Biography

OWODEINDE FATAI is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Fisheries

OWODEINDE has a Ph.D in Fisheries from Department of Fisheries, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State

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