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SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Animal Improvement | Week 2
    6 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Animal Health Management I - Introduction | Week 3
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Animal Health Management II | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Animal Health Management III | Week 5
    7 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Aquaculture | Week 6
    11 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Apiculture or Bee-keeping | Week 7
    10 Topics
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    1 Quiz



Lesson 6, Topic 2
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Fish Farming (Meaning, Classification, Importance)

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Topic Content:

  • Meaning of Fish Farming
  • Classification of Fish (Based on Habitat/Body Structure)
  • Scientific Names of Fish Species Commonly Stocked in a Pond
    • Clarias spp, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus, etc.
  • Importance of Fish Farming
fish farming

Meaning of Fish Farming:

Fish farming, also called, fish culture, culture fishing or mariculture, is the rearing of selected species of fish under scientifically controlled conditions in enclosed bodies of water such as ponds, streams and rivers, where they feed, grow, breed and are harvested for consumption or for sale.

Classification of Fish:

Fish can be classified into two main groups:

1. Classification Based on Fish Habitat:

Under this classification, two groups exist:

(a) Fresh Water Fishes:  

These fishes live in fresh water i.e. the water does not contain salt. Examples of fresh water are ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. Examples of fish in this group are Tilapia, Carp, Perch, Trout and Mud Fish.

 

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