Fisher folks deal with the rearing, production, health, marketing, processing and packaging of fishes (fish, crab, prawn etc.). Fisher folks carry out research on water bodies and laboratories to help them improve fish production, processing and marketing.

They also formulate fish feed and treatments for cultured fishes. The most common way of fish production and management in Nigeria is culturing in earthen and concrete ponds. Most times graduates of fisheries start their own fish culture and processing business and apply their knowledge and expertise to make it profitable.

All Agriculture courses have five (5) years duration in Nigeria.

Subject Combination

English, Chemistry, Biology/ Agricultural Science and any other Science subject


Fisher folks are typically employed in fish feed industries, research institutes, water management board, fish processing companies, fish farms, universities/colleges, consultancy, etc.

Essential skills for Agriculturists

  • Ability to take initiatives
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Business acumen
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Computer skills
  • Sales and persuasion skills
  • Management skills

Read: The overview – Agriculture