The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), was created from the Marine Research Division of the Federal Department of Fisheries by the Research Institutes Establishment Order (1975) with effect from 1st November, 1975.
By this Order, the assets, properties and rights held in respect of the Oceanographic and Marine Research functions of the Federal Department of Fisheries were vested in the Institute.
NIOMR's statutory research responsibilities includes:
Genetic improvement of marine and brackish water living
resources in Nigeria bracket and marina waters.
Studies of abundance, distribution and
biology of aquatic resources in Nigeria brackish and marine waters.
Establishment of the
physical and chemical characteristics of Nigerian territorial waters.
Determination of the effects of pollution of Nigerian Coastal waters and
Extension Research and Liaison Services in areas of her mandate.
She also has a non -research function
to provide vocational training in Fisheries, Oceanography and
FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
In addition to the headquarters complex and
the outstations, NIOMR facilities include:
Fish Technology/oceanography annexes
A marine shrimp hatchery
Five laboratories which includes (Fisheries, Fish Technology, Fishing Technology, Physical/Chemical Oceanography, Marine Geology/Geophysics) and a Jetty.
Two tide gauges
Marine fabrication and maintenance workshop
A pilot plant for fish canning
A fish meal plant and
Facility for the production of floating feed at Badore Fish Farm
On behalf of the entire staff of the Nigerian
Institute for Oceanography and
Marine Research (NIOMR), I welcome you to our official website
which is designed to showcase our various activities and highlight our
areas of specialization. NIOMR is a multidisciplinary
Marine Research Institute
and Nigeria's prime institute for Marine sciences. Our scientific
research activities ecompass virtually all aspects concerned with ocean
and marine science
fisheries, fish utilisation, fishing technology, physical, chemical
geological/geophysical, biological oceanography and aquaculture. Our
mission is to contribute to the understanding of our ocean, the global
ocean and the marine environment as a whole for the sustainable
management of the resources and the environment. I hope you will find
this website informative and should you have further needs please feel
free to contact us.
was established for research and training in brackish
Aluu: The African Regional Aquaculture
Center (ARAC), Aluu, Port
Harcourt, Rivers State was established to
provide training in
up to post-graduate level. The center is affiliated to the Rivers State
University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt for the award
post graduate Diploma and Masters of Technology degree in
This is situated in Delta state to address both
and fresh water fishery issues.
Badore fish farm is
used as a demonstration and experimental farm.
It has a
number of earthen ponds whose primary source of water is the
Lagos Lagoon.Currently, a
fish disease laboratory centre, fish feed
and fish meal production-facilities are being established at the
Badore fish farm.