Alanpee Aqua Farms

Published on July 1, 2014 um 13:44

Summary of your idea

MAIN OBJECTIVES 1. To assist assiduously in the promotion of fish farming in Nigeria and in the West African sub region. 2. To reduce poverty through job creation 3. To be a pioneering figure in large scale fishery in Nigeria 4. To conserve Nigerias natural resources (aquatic life). 5. To maximize the need for constant search into better methods of production in Nigeria. Alanpee Aqua Farms would consist of two departments: commercial and industrial. THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Rearing of different fish species (tilapia, catfish, salmon) in massive quantity from fingerlings to adult stage in a well constructed bank-side artificial lake partly by excavation and partly by the construction of a complete embankment in the ground with a circumference of about 3kms and 10ft deep. Water from neighbouring river Niger is pumped into the newly constructed lake made impermeable with puddle clay. Treatment and recycling of water is done by employing the RECIRCULATION AQUACULTURE SYSTEM. THE INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT At maturity, fishes are harvested daily in thousands, slaughtered using the PERCUSSIVE STUNNING METHOD and divided into two. The first half is packaged, frozen and disbursed to local consumers. The second half is cleaned, salted and dried. Afterwards, packaged and supplied to local consumers. Using the INTEGRATED MULTI-TROPIC AQUACULTURE (IMTA), fish byproducts are recycled into fish feeds and fish oils. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES The Nigerian aquatic industry is subsistence (indoor fish ponds and tanks); therefore my idea would usher in a previously nonexistent approach to aquaculture (artificial lake). Nigerians depend solely on imported seafood. My venture would be a pioneer in home based seafood production such as: fish oil and fish feeds.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

An empirical analysis of the Nigerian Aquatic industry shows that it is still at its infancy or more so completely neglected because of lack of government funding, neglect of the masses or incompetence of the stakeholders. Apart from job creation, poverty reduction, natural resources conservation and socioeconomic development, other expectations would include: 1. Attraction of foreign investors into the Nigerian aquatic industry 2. Diversification and promotion of aqua resources by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. 3. Increased GDP of the Nigerian economy 4. Promotion of made in Nigeria products thereby reducing importation of more expensive seafood to a minimum. In order to attain maximum success, it is expedient to be registered with the National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) whose duty is to control the packaging and production of packaged food within the country. Also, liaising with the Local Ministry of Water Resources makes the venture more genuine and feasible. Employing of competent experts to manage the daily activities of Alanpee Aqua Farms and utilization of medium machinery for production and delivery of finished goods. Nevertheless, constantly researching into better methods of fish farming and production.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS MODEL Customer: Business would be transacted daily from 6.00am to 5.00pm with wholesale fish mongers, cold rooms and large fish markets. Products and Services: Alanpee Aqua Farms is dedicated to farming, processing and packaging and distribution of fish and fish products. Strict measures would be laid to ensure quality fish production in sanitary conditions. Also processing of fish byproducts into fish feeds and fish oils. Ability: Fish farming would be done in a well constructed reservoir/artificial lake made impermeable with clay. At maturity, thousands of fishes is slaughtered, processed, packaged and distributed daily in haulage vans/trucks to consumers. FINANCING SOURCE To fully implement this venture, a startup capital of five million Naira (USD32,000)is needed for reservoir construction, startup raw materials (fingerlings, fish feeds), purchase of equipment and machinery. Also for payment of salaries in the first few months before the fishes mature for slaughtering. However, because of the relatively capital intensiveness of this venture, financial assistance would be sought from my family members, friends and other well wishers. COLLABORATORS Every good business venture is garnered towards making a positive impact. Therefore, in order to ensure maximal production, better methods and safe delivery, I would often liaise with the local Ministry of Water Resources as well as the Ministry of Agriculture for incentives and better methods of fish farming and packaging. Nevertheless, my employees would be experienced and specially trained aqua farmers.

Your profile

My name is Obumneke Alan Onyeke. A Nigerian from the Ibo speaking region of Southern Nigeria. A Bachelor of Science degree holder in Computer Science from Caritas University Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. Fluent in English and Igbo languages. An aspiring 25 year old fashion designer and industrialist. A Natural born astute leader and innovator evidenced throughout my academic career up till the period of National Youth Service (NYSC). Despite never receiving a formal knowledge or training on environmental sciences and natural conservation, I have a strong inborn desire to participate actively in the conservation of the earth resources and ecological system as well as promotion of tourism especially in Nigeria were natural tourism is almost forgotten. This desire stems from my dislike from the overstretching and over usage of natural resources in Nigeria. This resources if not conserved would lead to extinction and desertification. This keen desire was seen during my National Youth Service (Oct 2010 Oct 2011). Being deployed to Plateau State (Home of Peace and Tourism), I visited different tourist sites such as: Wase Rock, Pandam Game Reserve, Kura Falls, Jos Wildlife park, Panyam Fish Farm etc and developed a web presence for potential tourist viewing. This project won me THE CHAIRMAN GOVERNING BOARD AWARD. Awards and recognition include: 1. Headmasters Award for Class Prefect: (July 1994) 2. Neatest Classroom (Class Prefect): (Oct 1999) 3. Award in Essay writing: Enugu State Agricultural Development Programme, (ENADEP): (Oct 2003) 4. First Runner Up, Mr. Pretty Face Beauty Competition: (Nov 2010) 5. Member NYSC Guard B Parade Squad: (Nov 2010) 6. Tallest Corps Member: (Sept 2011) 7. NYSC Plateau State Chairman Governing Board Honors Award: (Oct 2011) 8. Caritas University Alumni Association (CUAA) Ambassadorial Award: (Nov 2011)

Stage of Idea

start-up stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

environment, education, food security, poverty reduction, sustainable trade

Fishing in Niger River Onitsha, Anambra State

A meduim catfish caught in Niger River Onitsha, Anambra State

A meduim catfish caught in Niger River Onitsha, Anambra State

Post a comment