Cryopreservation of the Sperm of the African Catfish for the Thriving Aquaculture Industry in Nigeria

  • Galman O
  • Ilori O
  • Olaniyan O
  • et al.
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Abstract

The production of fish in Nigeria is still very small and cannot sufficiently satisfy the increasing demand of its population of 140 million. To solve the populace’s high demand for fish, Nigerians resort to aquaculture which is currently faced with major constraints including lack of fish seed and quality of feed. The scarcity of good broodstock has necessitated the need to conserve the fish genetic resources which are wasted during natural and artificial induced spawning process of fish breeding. One way of expanding aquaculture in Nigeria is by devising a means of preserving genetic resources of our broodstock for all year round supply of fish seed through cryopreservation (Omitogun et al., 2006).

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Galman, O., Ilori, O., Olaniyan, O., Amupitan, P., Oresanya, T., Aladele, S., & Odofi, W. (2012). Cryopreservation of the Sperm of the African Catfish for the Thriving Aquaculture Industry in Nigeria. In Current Frontiers in Cryopreservation. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/33490

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