Department of

Fisheries & Aquaculture

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

The department was established in August 2005, following the demerger of the pioneer Department of Animal Production and Aquaculture. The department is presently situated at a complex.

Philosophy and Objectives
The Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture programme has similar objectives to the Bachelor of Agriculture programme. In addition, the programme is aimed at producing high level manpower for the for the freshwater and marine fisheries industry as well as the emerging aquaculture industry. Such graduates would function as agents of change promoting increased productivity while ensuring sustainability, and able to impart knowledge of improved technologies to traditional fishermen and fishing community scattered along Nigeria’s coastal regions and inland rivers and lakes.

Research Themes

PRIORITY RESEARCH THEMES

  • Genetic improvement of crops, livestock and fish
  • Farming systems research
  • Sustainable agriculture and resource management
  • Socio-economic and extension research
  • Food processing and post-harvest technology
  • Animal nutrition, feeds and feeding
  • Animal health
  • Agricultural biotechnology

UNIVERSITY FARMS
The University farm is spread over a number of farm sites around Mubi:

S/NFarm nameLocationLand area (ha)Farming activity
 1. Teaching and Research Farm Gidan Madara, Mubi 746
  • Student’s Farm Practical
  • Poultry Farm
  • Rabbitry
  • Sheep and Goats Farm
  • Research farms
  • Pasture development farm
 2. FAO/TCP Farm Mubi 7
  • Mango
  • Date palm
  • Gum Arabic
  • Citrus
  • Cashew
3.Mayo Bani farmMayo Bani30
  • Cropping schemes
  • Irrigation schemes

Departmental Courses

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO

COURSE TITLE

CODE

UNITS

  

1.

Introduction to AgricultureAGR 102

3

  

2.

Elements of CalculusMTH 104

2

  

3.

Introduction to Organic ChemistryCHM 102

2

  

4.

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry IICHM 104

2

  

5.

Basic Practical Chemistry IICHM 112

1

  

6.

Introduction to Electricity and MagnetismPHY 102

3

  

7.

Basic Experiment PhysicsPHY 118

1

  

8.

Communication in ArabicGST 106/110

2

  

9.

Communication in FrenchGST 104

2

  

10.

Use of LibraryGST 102

2

  

Total

20

SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO

COURSE TITLE

CODE

UNITS

  

1.

Introduction to Crop Pest and DiseasesCPT 202

2

  

2.

Principle of Crop ProductionCRP 202

2

  

3.

Introduction to Soil ScienceSOS 202

2

  

4.

Introduction to BiotechnologyAGR 202

2

  

5.

Introduction to Computer IICSC 292

2

  

6.

Introduction to Fisheries and WildlifeFAQ 202

2

  

7.

Introduction to Food and NutritionAGR 204

2

  

8.

Nigerian People and CultureGST 202

2

  

9.

Introduction to StatisticsAGR 206

2

  

10.

Entrepreneual Studies IAGE 204

2

  

11.

Peace and Conflict ResolutionGST 222

2

  

12.

Principles of Animal ProductionANP 202

2

  

Total

24



SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

S/NO

CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

  

1.

FAQ 302Fish Nutrition

2

  

2.

FAQ 306Elementary Seamanship & Navigation

2

  

3.

FAQ 308Fish Pathology

2

  

4.

FAQ 310Oceanography

2



SECOND SEMESTER

S/NO

Course Code

Course Title

Units

  

1.

FAQ 502Fish Technology, Processing and Storage

2

  

2.

FAQ 504Advance Fish Nutrition

2

  

3.

FAQ 506Fish Economics

2

  

4.

FAQ 508Water Quality Management

2

  

5.

FAQ 510Aquatic Production Economics. And Fisheries Business Management

2

  

6.

FAQ 512Fisheries Policy and Legislation

2

  

7.

FAQ 598Final Year Project

4

  

8.

FAQ 518Food Microbiology and Mycotoxicology

2

  

Total

18

Departmental Staff

S/NoNamesQualificationRankField of SpecializationNature of Appointment
1Dr Aminu RajiPh.DSenior Lect.FisheriesAcademic
2Dr Abubakar YajiPh.DLecturer IAquatic ToxicologyAcademic
3Dr Gabriel OkayiPh.DSenior Lect.Aquatic Environmental pollution and FisheriesAcademic
4Oladele JegedeM.scLecturer IFish breeding and geneticsAcademic
5Peter K. JohnM.TechLecturer IIFish NutritionAcademic
6Solomon B. ValdonM.TechLecturer IILimnologyAcademic
7Suleiman BelloM.scLecturer IISustainable AquacultureAcademic
8Apollos T. GarbaB. FisheriesAssistant LecturerFisheries and AquacultureAcademic
9Umar ModibboB. Tech.Assistant LecturerFisheriesAcademic