Nigeria currently produces more than 12,000 metric tons of shrimp per year, but this is far below its production capacity, because Nigeria has a long coastline of 853 kilometers, and the Niger Delta has a large unused beach edge, which can be used without destroying mangroves. Use these beaches for coastal shrimp farming.

Only the Niger Delta in Nigeria has abundant freshwater, saltwater and marine ecosystems. There are many underutilized borrowing holes, lakes, springs, streams and rivers, all of which are rich in biodiversity and can be used to raise shrimp.

Nigeria has a lot of natural resources, there are many places in the world that can produce shrimp in large quantities, and shrimp is the most profitable seafood company in the world, with an annual turnover of more than 18 billion US dollars. It is a good route to start shrimp farming in Nigeria.

Machine for Making Fish Feed

Floating fish feed machine is the best choice for homemade fish feed and fish farms. With a floating fish feed extruder, you can use cheap local raw materials to produce high-quality feed and reduce feed costs.

Different Shrimp farming techniques

Marine Shrimp Culture

In fact, marine shrimp farming is popular in marine shrimp farming. It is a traditional breeding method. Now you can find some modern farming techniques, including intensive and extensive farming, to increase production.

Freshwater shrimp farming

Generally speaking, freshwater prawn farming is mainly suitable for farming in warm climates. In fact, the process of freshwater prawn farming involves cultivating your juvenile Shrimp, turning them into adult Shrimp, and then selling them for profit. In addition, you can also raise shrimp in the water tank.

Indoor shrimp farming

Even if you don’t have a body of water, you can raise shrimp at home. In this case, you can raise shrimp in a large tank. In addition, you can also use rectangular and round tanks for breeding.

Basic knowledge of shrimp farming

Shrimp usually grow in salty water. Swimming pools and other containers with considerable depth are suitable for keeping freshwater Shrimp, but their effect is not the best. For the production of large numbers of healthy crustaceans, ponds are more suitable. A female shrimp can lay thousands to millions of eggs and hatch in about a day. The hatched shrimp, called natto, are fed with algae and brine shrimp natto. The juveniles develop into juveniles after 12 days. The juveniles can be raised in the nursery room before being transferred to the pond, or they can be raised in the adaptation pond to prepare for the transfer to the growth pond. This transfer is usually around the 25th day get on. The juvenile Shrimp stay in the pond for about 3-6 months after hatching until they mature, and then harvest them by draining the pond water or using nets.

There are 5 very important steps to establish a successful shrimp farm. These steps include:

  • Choose your location
  • Build your pond
  • Feed shrimp
  • Harvest your shrimp
  • Sell ​​your shrimp

Business opportunities in shrimp farming

1. The source of food
Shrimp is cultivated and harvested in many parts of the world as a source of food and as a recipe for many cuisines.

2. Source Of Animal Feeds
Shrimp backs and other by-products are processed and used to produce animal feed.

3. Production Of Food Supplements
Due to its high protein and vitamin content, shrimp is often used to produce food supplements.

Challenges of shrimp farming in Nigeria

  • Lack of knowledge about shrimp farming
  • Oil spill
  • Environmental degradation and pollution
  • Lack of tools for mechanized shrimp farming
  • Lack of storage materials
  • Lack of sufficient government assistance
  • Most shrimp farmers in Nigeria lack access to the international market
  • Insufficient funding for research activities
  • Lack of capital for mass production
  • Lack of technical talent
Shrimp Farming in Nigeria