OKEY ALUM UDENSI
Mr Okey Alum-Udensi has over 15 years of experience in the fishery industries. His experience in freshwater and marine fisheries encompasses design, production, and installation of fish holding facilities, and breeding of both aquaculture and ornamental fish species. He holds a BSc. in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (MOUAU). After the compulsory National Youth Service at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, he obtained M.Sc. Environmental Management and PGD in Applied and Biotechnology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba and the University of Essex, Colchester UK respectively. He is experienced in freshwater and marine fisheries aquaculture. His career started at National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja as a Scientific Officer from where he moved to the United Kingdom. He worked with UK Tilapia Eli, Cambridgeshire, Scottish Seafarms, Stirling Scotland, The PAH Crayford Aquarium, Kent, England, The Aquatic Design Center London, UK. He was the Projects Director of Nature Nurture Abuja, Nigeria before joining the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management, MOUAU. He has been involved in offshore cage culture of Atlantic salmon in Scotland and monosex Tilapia culture in England. His interest in fish tilts more towards pet fish. He has kept over 100 ornamental fish species and bred over a dozen fish species including seahorses (Hippocampus kuda). He has been involved in the design and installation of over 500 jumbo/zoo marine aquariums and aquatic research systems in Englands and Wales. Recently, Okay Alum has been at the forefront of rejuvenating the aquarium industry in Nigeria by encouraging fish keeping as a pet and has been involved in the installation of some of the most sophisticated sustainable aquariums in the country. He believes the industry has great potential to create jobs and build wealth. He is currently working on breeding the smooth freshwater stingray (Dasyatis garouensis). He is a member of Institute of Fisheries Management, United Kingdom and Fisheries Society of Nigeria.
He is currently a Lecturer with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management. He is interested in tropical ornamental fish development and has been carrying out research on the less studied freshwater stingrays of West Africa.
Alum-Udensi, O. and Uka A. (2017). Role of Traditional African Societies in Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity in South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. SAAT FUTO. Volume 20(2): 3196-3201
Alum-Udensi, O. and Nlewadim, A. A. (2016). Initial Observation of the Smooth Freshwater Stingray Dasyatis garouaensis from the River Niger in Freshwater Aquariums. Proceedings of world Aquaculture Society 2016. Las Vegas, Nevada. February 22 - 26, 2016.
Alum-Udensi, O. (2016). Watershed Disruption, Dredging and Aquatic Flora and Fauna. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Volume 19(1): 2559-2562.
Alum-Udensi, O. Egesi O. C. and Nlewadim, A. A. (2016). Factors Affecting Populations of the Smooth Freshwater Stingray Dasyatis garouaensis (Stauch and Blanc, 1962) from the Lokoja Section of the River Niger. Intl. J. of Agriculture and Earth Science Vol. 2:4. 1-5.
Alum-Udensi, O; Awom, E. I; and Ofor, C. O. (2016). Indications of EIA Failures of Major Development Projects near Lokoja, Nigeria and Some of its Negative Impacts on the Lokoja Section of the River Niger. International J. of Environmental Research. Vol. 2:1. 29-36.
Alum, O. U. and Obuba, L. (2015). Microbial Diversity: A Key Driver of Environmental Biotechnology. Intl. J. of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT) – vol. 11:1. 31-37.