NIGERIA - Atlantic Shrimpers Limited (ASL), a leader in the Seafood segment in Sub-Saharan Africa, and number one in the Nigerian Fishery sub-sector, has unveiled its latest state-of-the-art shrimp farm located in a community in Badagry, Lagos state.
The facility that was commissioned on November 16 also holds the record of being the largest shrimp farm in the entire Sub-Saharan Africa, reports NAIJ.com.
The 160 hectares Shrimp Farm is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa and will help to boost Nigeria’s production capacity in the seafood market.
The Shrimp Farm will hatch, nurture and process shrimps on the Farm that will serve both Nigeria and the export market.
The latest technological procedures and newly installed ultramodern equipment will ensure fresh top quality shrimps are readily available locally.
This will contribute to Nigeria’s food security, improve Nigeria’s trade balance in international markets and create employment opportunities for thousands of Nigerians.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Suara Isiaka Oluwatoyin, said: “The Nigerian Government is keen to support local investments in agriculture. We must start looking inward and encourage development in areas where Nigeria has a competitive advantage. ASL has led the way by building this impressive facility. This farm will employ many Nigerians and will help the Nigerian economy generate foreign exchange when the products are exported. It will also go a long way to address food security in Nigeria.”
The Commissioner further thanked ASL for siting the facility in Lagos and also taking the investment to Badagry as this will help in boosting the economic activities of the local community.
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