The total fish demand for Nigeria based on the 2014 population estimate of 180m is 3.32m Mt. The domestic fish production from Aquaculture, Artisanal and Industrial fisheries for 2014 is 1.123m Mt. Also in 2014, fisheries contributed 0.48% to the Agriculture GDP and contribution of Agriculture to GDP (2014) was 20.24%.
The Fisheries Data Management Unit under Fisheries Support Services Division is the Unit responsible for Fisheries Statistics data collection, collation, analysis and reporting for the 36 States plus FCT. As at 2016 the following statistical activities were coordinated by this Unit:
Activities for 2016 -2019
Fisheries data Management Unit is focusing on generating reliable fisheries statistics for Nigeria by positioning the staff in acquiring skills of data management through capacity building and seeking collaboration with other Agency generating fisheries data for harmonization and cooperation for effective result.