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  • Area of Specialization: Aquaculture, Fish Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture

  • Oster Francis Nwachi, obtained his first degree (B. Fisheries) at the University of Ibadan in 1999 with honours and M.Sc in Fisheries (Genetics and Breeding) with a distinction from the same University (2001). He obtained his PhD in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology from the Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2018. He is currently co-ordinator of Fisheries unit SIWES Program. A 2013 oversea TETFUND research grant and scholarship awardee. He hold a local patent for his work in fast growing red Tilapia (Putra red Tilapia) in Malaysia. He is a molecular Biologist of repute with published work in both Thompson Reuters and Scopus. Presently he is working on the use of both RAPD and microsatellites for classification and identification of economic important fresh water fish in River Niger.
    My Publications
  1. Oghenero OVHARHE, Albert OFUOKU, Francis NWACHI, Markson OSEKETE (2020) Assessment of Fish Farmers in Delta State, Nigeria: Livelihoods Strategies, Yuzuncu Yil University Journal of Agricultural Science. Scopus Vol.30 Pages: 840-851

  2. Wasiu A. Jimoh, , Mohd S. Kamarudin , Akeem B. Dauda1,and Oster F. Nwachi, (2020) Effects of different sources of dietary fibre on the length-weight relationship of lemon fin barb hybrid (Barbonymus gonionotus ? (bleeker, 1850) ×hypsibarbus wetmorei ? (h.m. Smith, 1931)) fingerlings, Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Belgrade). Scopus Vol.65 Pages: 391-403

  3. Oster F. Nwachi, Yuzine Esa, Annie Christianus and Salleh M. Kamarudin (2020) Sexual Restiveness and Colouration between Partial Diallel Cross of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia 'GIFT' and UPM red Tilapia., Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences. Scopus Vol.13 Pages: 219-222

  4. Oster F. Nwachi, Yuzine Esa, Annie Christianus and Salleh M. Kamarudin (2020) Patterns of colour inheritance from crossbreeding between Red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) and GIFT tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Journal of Environmental Biology. Thomson Reuters (ISI) Vol.41 Pages: 1289-1294

  5. Paterson Adogbeji Ekokotu, Arnold Ebuka Irabor*, Oster Francis Nwachi and Aminu Abubakar Garuba (2018) Nutritive Potentials of Pawpaw ( Carica Papaya ) Seed Meal as Additive on the Haematological Profile of Catfish Fingerlings, Journal of Food Processing & Technology
    10.4172/2157-7110.1000763 Vol. Pages: 9-11

  6. Aderolu A Z, Sahu N P, Fawole F J, and Nwachi O F. (2017) Growth and Biochmical Studies of Mrigal Fish (Cirrhinus mrigala) Fed Graded Levels of Oil, Journal of Northeast Agricultural University (English Edition)
    Vol.3 Pages: 60-67

    Vol.3 Pages: 10-14

  8. M. S. Nwachi, O. F Esa, Y.B Christianus, A Abdullah Rahim, A Kamarudin (2017) Morphometric and Meristic variation between GIFT Tilapia and UPM red Tilapia with their Hybrids and Backcross, Morphometric and Meristic variation between GIFT Tilapia and UPM red Tilapia with their Hybrids and Backcross
    Asian Pacific Aquaculture. World Trade Center Malaysia Vol. Pages:

  9. Nwachi, O.F and Esa Yuzine (2016) Comparative Growth and Survival of diploid and triploid Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Reared in Indoor Tanks, Journal of Environmental Biology THOMPSON REUTER INDEX Vol.37 Pages: 839-843

  10. Nwachi, O.F (2016) Some Aspects of Ecology of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) in River Niger, Nigeria, Journal of Northeast Agricultural University (English Edition)
    Vol.23 Pages: 47-53

  11. Nwachi, O.F and Esa Yuzine (2016) Response of Africa Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Fry to Wild and Cultured Zooplankton, International Fisheries Symposium towards Sustainable Advance Technology and Community Enhancement
    1st-4th December. Pennang Malaysia Vol.18 Pages: 2225-0921

  12. Nwachi, O.F and Esa Yuzine (2015) The Use of Coconut Water in Hypophysation in Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Niger Delta Region., “7th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food Energy and Industry in Regional and Global context, ICSAFEI2015”
    Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia Universiti Putra Malaysia. Vol. Pages:

  13. Nwachi, Oster Francis and Igill-Iboi Monday (2014) Experimental Trials of the use of Pineapple juice in disticking Clarias gariepinus egg in indoor hatchery at Niger Delta Area. Nigeria , Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol.18 Pages: 2225-0921

  14. P.A. and Nwachi Ekokotu (2014) The Growth of Clarias gariepinus fries raised in varying coloured receptacle., Journal of Research in Biology Vol. 4(2) Pages: 1287-1292

  15. Olele N.F, Nwachi, O.F and O.F Oshemughenm (2013) Chemical and Biological Assessment of Chrysichthys furcatus from River Niger at Cable-point, Asaba., Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science Academic Journals Inc
    SCOPUS INDEX Vol.8 Pages: 59-65

  16. Nwachi, O.F (2013) An Overview of the importance of Probiotics in Aquaculture, Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science Academic Journals Inc
    SCOPUS INDEX Vol.8 Pages: 30-32

  17. O.F Nwachi Culture (2012) Trials of Gymnachus niloticus in Earthen and Concrete Ponds, Nigerian Journal of Fisheries, Agriculture. Forestry and the Social Sciences Vol.10(1) Pages: 261-265

  18. Nwachi, O.F (2012) Comparative Study of Culture Receptacles (Earthen Pond and Concrete tank) in the culture of Clarias gariepinus in Niger Delta, Annual conference of Farm management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN) Michael Okpara University Umudike, Nigeria
    Vol.10(1) Pages: 261-265

  19. Nwachi Oster Francis and Yuzine Bin Esa ( 2016 ) A Review of Production Protocols Used in Producing Economically Viable Monosex Tilapia, Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 11 (1): 1-11, 2016 Academic Journals Inc
    SCOPUS INDEX Vol.11 Pages: 1-11