Catfish farming is a branch of agriculture that is grouped under aquaculture. It is the manipulation of freshwater body to achieve desired result in raising catfish species to a marketable size.
One of the most lucrative businesses in present day Nigeria, for the beginners, apart from canteen business is catfish farming. Reason for this statement is not far-fetched. Unlike other lucrative businesses, catfish farming is non-labour intensive, requires little expertise, returns on capital guaranteed, and quick recoup of capital among others. However, it sometimes amazes me when people complain of little or no returns on their investment on catfish farming. Some even complain of loss to the tune of 30 to 40 percent. As far as I am concerned, this is an irony to the so called lucrative business.