Current Trends in Fisheries and Aquaculture
Keywords:COVID-19, current trends, artisanal fisherfolks, aquaculture
This report reviews recent trends in Nigeria's fisheries and aquaculture sector from 2013 to 2022. Secondary sources were used to gather data for this investigation. A desk review of recent literature on Nigerian fisheries and aquaculture trends was conducted. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the fisheries and aquaculture sector experienced a huge demographic and economic transformation. It shows how the Nigerian fisheries economy has changed, as well as supply and demand, the value chain, fish feed suppliers, service provision, employment and labour, and financial performance. The various institutes and organizations that aid the expansion of Nigeria's fisheries and aquaculture sector were discussed, and their functions were demonstrated. It discusses the various roles of men and women in the Nigerian fisheries and aquaculture sector, providing additional insight into the sector's gender inclusiveness. In conclusion, it demonstrates that this sector is trailing behind. As a result, every unit of this sector should be improved and given sufficient attention in order to stimulate higher production and revenue for improved food and nutrition security, young employment, livelihood, and income, as well as the economy's long-term sustainability. Again, to enhance sustainable fish production, a suitable institutional framework, such as training through extension services, should be put in place for both artisanal fisher folks and fish farmers.