The National President of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Dr. Abdullah Abba, has stressed the need for Aquaculture and Fisheries graduates, to abide by their professional ethics. Dr. Abba gave the charge at the Induction Ceremony held recently for the 2012/2013 Fisheries graduates of the University.

Dr. Abba, who was represented at the occasion by the third Vice-President-in-charge of Aquaculture, Hon. Babasola Senbanjo, said the Fisheries and Aquaculture component was not left out in the Federal Government’s agricultural transformation programme, aimed at liberalising and transforming the sector for the better.

The National President informed the graduands that their field of study was noble and that their induction into FISON was a veritable tool that would assist them to become professional members of the society. He solicited the co-operation of the relevant Deans and Heads of Departments in FUNAAB, to ensure that students that were turned out, add to the human resource assets of the country.

The Chairman of FISON, Ogun State Branch and Reader in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of FUNAAB, Dr. Samuel Obasa, said FISON was a non-governmental organisation that was founded to promote the practice of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Nigeria in a bid to surmounting the challenges of food insecurity through efficient fish production.

Delivering the lecture titled, Professionalism in Fisheries, Dr. Julius Agboola of the Department of Fisheries, Centre for Environment, Lagos State University, availed the graduating students about the opportunities that abound in the profession, adding that they could specialise in either Aquaculture, Marine Biology or Oceanography.

Earlier, the Acting Head, Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Dr. Bolatito Ikenweiwe appreciated FISON for admitting the graduating students of the University into the society, stressing that FUNAAB students always distinguished themselves anywhere.