Posted by Admin on January 17, 2018

EXCO member, FISON

Dr. Agbabiaka started as a pupil/trainee in Fisheries and Aquaculture at Nigerian Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (then Kanji Lake Research Institute) and Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) at New Bussa and Victoria Island Lagos respectively for Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in 1990 where he was exposed to the rudiments of this noble Profession (Fisheries & Aquaculture).

As a graduate, young Agbabiaka Adegoke worked as a pupil Consultant with Cidi- Valex Agro Services Limited, Owerri 1991-1992. He was appointed as Lecturer II at Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo- Ohaji, Imo State (now Imo State Polytechnic) in 1994 where he rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer and Head of Fisheries Department in the year 2003. Dr. Agbabiaka was appointed a Principal Lecturer/ Associate Chief Lecturer in 2011 and currently a Chief Lecturer at Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri.

Dr Agbabiaka has held various positions of trust and responsibilities:

Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Syllabi Review Committee (Fisheries).
Head, Dept. of Fisheries/Marine Technology, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo. 2003 – 2007.
Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Curriculum Drafting Committee (Fisheries) for Nigerian     Technical Colleges.
Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Curriculum critique committee (Fisheries).
External examiner, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State,2006.
External examiner, federal Polytechnic of oil & Gas, Ekowe, Bayelsa.
Member, Curriculum review committee; Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
Member, Editorial/International Advisory Board, Journal of Genetics and Environmental Resources Conservation     (SWEDEN).
Member, 1st expert review Committee on draft National Environmental Regulations (NESREA, Fed. Min. of     Environment), 2012.
Consultant, Commercial Fish production and Processing (Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo-Ohaji ), 2013 - 2015.
Consultant, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in Imo/Abia zone on Youths empowerment program in Aquaculture,     2014-2015.
Consultant, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti on Entrepreneurship in Aquaculture
Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Agric. Policy and Research (Australia).
Associate Editor, Journal of Fisheries (Bangladesh).
Member of Pioneer Graduates/ Alumni of Centre for Development and Innovation CDI- Wageningen UR, the     Netherlands in “FISHERIES    AND AQUACULTURE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA”.
Post-doctoral Scholar, World Fish Centre, Abassa, Egypt.
Over 50 scholarly publications in peer reviewed Professional Journals cutting across four continents of Africa,     America, Europe and Asia     (www.agbabiaka.l.a).
Veteran team leader in accreditation of Fisheries programmes of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)
Recipients of the “ 2015 NSAP Roll of Honour” at the 40th Annual conference of Nigeria Society for Animal     Production; held at    NAERLS/ABU Zaria on 15- 19th March, 2015.
Protem National Vice President (Education & Research), Tilapia Aquaculture Developers Association, Nigeria     (TADAN), 2014.
Member, National experts/committee on Aquaculture certification and regulation draft, 2016.
Member, Constitution drafting committee (Fisheries Society of Nigeria), 2016.
Member, National experts on Residue monitoring in Fish/Animal Products for European Union (EU) markets, Federal Department of Fisheries,    2016.
Consultant to many notable investors in Aquaculture (Agripreneurs).
Fellow, Fisheries society of Nigeria in 2016.
National Vice President (Aquaculture) of Fisheries Society of Nigeria November, 2014 – date.