MANDATE OF DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
The mandate of the department of fisheries and aquaculture in ARCN is to coordinate, supervise and regulate fisheries and aquaculture research and training activities in the National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) and Federal Colleges of Agriculture (FCAs) mandated to be in charge of fisheries and aquaculture development in Nigeria. The goal of the department is to increase local fish production to support livelihoods through increasing yield from existing fisheries and development of sustainable aquaculture and culture-based fisheries practices.
a. Freshwater Fisheries and Aquaculture
b. Brackish and Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
c. Fish and Aquatic Animals Diseases
d. Fish Storage, Processing and Marketing