Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Training and Extension Services Division

Objective

To coordinate fisheries and aquaculture research, training, statistics and extension services.

Functions

  • To coordinate fisheries and aquaculture research, training, statistics and extension services.
  • To develop and maintain fisheries and aquaculture research and statistics database.
  • To prepare and distribute fisheries and aquaculture research, training and extension guidelines and packages.
  • To disseminate developed and improved technologies.
  • To prepare and update fisheries research agenda.
  • To build capacity of Sector staff in research and training institute, Regional Secretariats and LGAs.

This Division will be led by a Director and will have to (2) Section as follows: -

  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Training Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

  • Coordinate fisheries and aquaculture research and training.
  • Develop, review and institute fisheries and aquaculture research guidelines and ethics.
  • Upscale appropriate technologies for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture database.
  • Monitor fisheries and aquaculture research and training activities.
  • Compile. Disseminate research findings to stakeholders and monitor their application as appropriate.
  • Strengthen the capacity of fisheries and aquaculture research and training institutes.
  • Formulate, review and update research and training policies, regulations and guidelines.
  • Develop, evaluate and review training curricula offered by public and private fisheries and aquaculture training institutions.
  • Facilitate short and long term trainings for fisheries and aquaculture extension staff, researchers and trainers.
  • Strengthen linkages between extension – research – training and liaise with national, regional and international institutions.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Services Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

  • Develop and disseminate fisheries and aquaculture extension packages and methodologies.
  • Facilitate establishment of aqua-farmers field schools.
  • Organize fishers and aqua-farmers education programmes and publicity.
  • Facilitate formation of fishers and aqua-farmers groups.
  • Promote public-private partnership in fisheries and aquaculture extension services delivery.
  • Develop and review guidelines for fisheries and aquaculture extension services.
  • Monitor and evaluate fisheries and aquaculture extension services delivery.
  • Organize and participate in national and international fisheries and aquaculture events.
  • Identify and coordinate institutions providing fisheries and aquaculture extension services delivery.

This Section will be led by and Assistant Director.

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