Assessment of Fish Feeds Used in Fish Farms in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and Effects on Fish Production.

Obe, B. W., Omojola, F. E


The study was aimed at assessing the feeds used in fish farms in Ado-Ekiti and its effects on fish production. Data were collected from thirty fish farms through administration of questionnaires.  The result of the analysis showed that 33.3% of the respondents feed their fish with both imported and local pelleted feeds, 26.7% feed their fish with local pelleted feeds only, 20% feed their fish with imported feeds only, 16.7% feed their fish with other Nigerian feeds, while 3.3% feed their fish with locally formulated powdered feeds. On level of fish production, 40% fish farmers produced 1500kg of fish per annum, 16.7% produced 2000kg of fish per annum, 13.3% produced 500kg per annum, 10% produced 1200kg per annum, 6.7% produced 1300kg per annum, and another 6.7% produced 1000kg per annum, while 3.3% produced 200kg per annum. Low level of production for some may be due to the farmer’s inability to create time and manage fish farm as a worthwhile business and the farmer’s inability to improve on feeding practices. Concerted efforts should be made on fish feed production techniques to increase production and meet the demand for fish feed need by farmers.

Key words: Fish Feeds, Ado-Ekiti, Fish Production.

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