Caffan remains the biggest big fish farming association in Nigeria. Caffan stands for Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria. The Caffan Fish Fair and Exhibition held in Ibadan from the 29th-31st May 2018, and we were privileged to be there.
The event which was sponsored by GeePee Nigeria Limited was a feast for the eye as Fish Feed Producers and fish related businesses and farmers were present in their full capacity. Exhibition stands were full and well packed with their items for display. Processed fish, fishing equipment and fish derivatives were on display.
GeePee tank had their various fish farming tank sizes available for sale as well.
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The event was launched by a welcome address by the CAFFAN national president, Mr Oloye Rotimi Olibale. Dr Ladan A.Aliyu, A world bank consultant on Aquaculture gave a lecture titled “Business and Contol of Fish Farms. Mr Mulero Muibi, the chief consultant MUKINGO Investment Limited gave a second lecture titled ‘Failure in Fish Farming: A coroner’s inquest”. Finally, Mr Remi Ahmed, The National president of Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association Nigeria (TADAN) and CEO, Choice Fisheries Consults Ltd gave a lecture titled- How to efficiently produce Tilapia”.
There were interactions with the various vendors on display. Geepee Nigeria Ltd, Skretting Nigeria Limited, Ace Farms, Prime Feed, Topfeeds, Kingdom Aquarium, Oritoke Trading Stores, Ehen Feeds, Aller Aqua Nigeria Limited, Olam Nig, RoctoMel, Grand Cereals all took the stage one after the other to advertise and publicize their goods.
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The event ended with a presentation of awards and certificates of participation to deserving parties. Fish farmers and intending fish farmers also appreciated CAFFAN for organizing such an eye-opening event. There is strength when fish farmers come together. Problems are tackled together and the progress of all fish farmers in Nigeria is fought for.
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I encourage you to be a member of the Local chapter of CAFFAN in your community.
See you at the next Caffan meeting.