Lockdown: Fish farmers beg FG for special movement permit

By Godwin Kelechi   4 weeks ago   168
Agriculture - Top Stories

To curb losses in the fish farming value chain, the Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to grant farmers special movement permit to move fish and its products from various fish farms to areas of need within Nigeria.

CAFFAN National President, Rotimi Oloye, stated recently that due to restriction of movement of persons to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country, its members now have difficulties accessing their farms across the nation.

He noted that the farmers mostly affected were those close to border towns as they are denied passage by security operatives on the roads. He said: “This is adding to cost of production that is already on the high side due to cost of exchange of naira to dollars used in importing more than 70 per cent of our inputs like fish meal, hormones and other additives like lysine, methionine.  This situation can make farmers to abandon farming thereby leading to threats of food insecurity. As everyone is well aware, unless properly processed and preserved, fish has a very short shelf-life value.”

He added that the continuous restriction on the movement of fish farmers would eventually affect players in the fish value chain. He said: “The inability of fish farmers to have access to their farms would have a multiplier effect across the fish value chain. Without access to our farms, we won’t be able to purchase fish fingerlings. We won’t also be able to purchase fish feeds, which will have an impact on their sales and the business. Those whom we sell fish to will also not be able to purchase this very important source of protein and nutrient. It could potentially lead to loss of employment while people who have shown interest in investing in the fish farming may lose interest.”

Furthermore, Oloyealso advised the federal government to include processed homegrown catfishto the palliatives being shared to people, emphasisingthat fish and fishery products were nutritional foods because they contained adequate nutrients necessary to boost human body cells and immune system.

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It's really affectig


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Peter Samuel
4 weeks ago

Well depends on what Buhari has in Mind


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Them even beg


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It cause problem


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Duru Cynthia
4 weeks ago

They should permit them plsss


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Nwinam John
4 weeks ago

Fresh fish


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Vincent Okonji
4 weeks ago

We need to eat fish


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Nzei Precious
4 weeks ago

Fish farmed


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Emmanuel Ozor
4 weeks ago

The permission is granted without delay


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Orjioke Francis
4 weeks ago

Allow them to move please


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Akinjide Kehinde
4 weeks ago

He should give them


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Wet oh yeah I know that 


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U have that already 


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Omini Peace
4 weeks ago

Lockdown ple ase 


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Special movement permit


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Onuoha Joel
4 weeks ago

Yeah,, is affecting


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Omini Peace
4 weeks ago

Is facilitating every 


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Eteimo Dressman
4 weeks ago

Fg should allow them


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Eteimo Dressman
4 weeks ago

Fg should permt


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