Rev. Dr. Godwin Simeon Adaka


Godwin Simeon Adaka, Reverend Doctor

Lecturer I
Academic Adviser (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
Exam Officer 2012 to Date

Last Floor, Room 3 Nuclear Energy Building,
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology,
Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri,



Adaka hails from Isoko North L. G. A, Delta State, South-South, Nigeria. Rev. Adaka attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained B.Sc. Biology (Edu.) and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike where he obtained M.Sc. and PhD in Fisheries and Hydrobiology.

He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology Owerri in 1999 as an Academic support staff (Agric. Superintendent). He was converted Assistant Lecturer in 2010; He teaches undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. Currently; his focus is on the Fish diversity and Conservation of Oguta Lake and its floodplains and assessing the environmental impact on the biomass. Rev. Dr Adaka lives in Owerri with his wife, Doris Oghenehkume Godwin Adaka.

Academic Qualifications

  • ♦  HND, 1994 Fisheries and Wildlife Tech. IBB College fo Agric. Obubra. Cross River State
  • ♦  B.Sc, 2004, Biology Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu.
  • ♦  M.Sc, 2010, Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Memberships & Professional Awards

  • Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
  • Member, American Fisheries Society (AFS)
  • Member, Association for Aquatic Science of Nigeria  (AASN)
  • Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)
  • Doctoral Degree Study Fellowship (2011), Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) Kogi State Certificate of Commendation, 1996

Teaching & Research Interest

  • Fish Biology, Gear and Craft, Population Dynamics
  • Fisheries Biology, Limnology and Conservation

  • MASHAV International Course on Inland Aquaculture, held at the Maizube Abu Turab International Training Centre, Niger State. 4th -15th June 2005.

  • FISON/World Bank Training on the BEST practices in Quality Assurance, Standard Operating Procedures, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Record Keeping and Costing of Products and Fish Health/Disease in the CatFish Supply Chain, held in River State. 9th – 11th February 2009.

  • COPPENS International Seminar on Catfish Farming, held at Lagos on 28th November 2006.

  • Computer Applications for Analysis and Management of Natural Resources, UNU/INRA Training, 2009.


  • Adaka, G. S, Ajima, M. N. O., Ezeafulukwe, C. F., Osuigwe, D. I. and Nlewadim, A. A. (2017). Assessment of Heavy Metals in Fish Tissues of Some Fish Species in Oguta Lake, South-Eastern Nigeria. Futo Journal Series (FUTOJNLS) 3 (1): 249-257.

  • Adaka, G. S., Ogueri, C., Nwaka, D., Njoku, D. C. and Nlewadim, A. A. (2017). Assessment of Fishing Gear and Catch Rate in Oguta Lake South Eastern Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology, (26):1-7.

  • Adaka, G. S., Nlewadim, A. A., and Udoh, J. P. (2016). Diversity and Distribution of Freshwater Fishes in Oguta Lake Southeast Nigeria. Advances in Life Science and Technology 46: 25-32.

  • Adaka, G. S. (2016). Morphometrics and Meristics Characteristics of Channidae in Oguta Lake, Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Agric. And Rural Dev. 19(1): 2478-2489.

  • Adaka, G. S., A. Nlewadim and C. Ogueri (2010). Physico-chemical parameters of Oramiri-Ukwa River Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD), Owerri 13 (1)

  • Adaka, G.S., Ogueri and A. Nlewadim (2007). Effect of pH and Temperature interactions on the hatching Rate of African Catfish Egg. Animal Production Research Advances, Owerri 3 (2)

  • Adaka, G. S., A. Nlewadim, D. Nwaka, C. N. Anyanwu and D. I. Osuigwe (2011) Evaluation of Ichthyo-fauna composition of Oramiri-ukwa River Imo State, Nigeria, Animal Production Research Advances, Owerri, (6) 4 286-290

  • Nlewadim, A. A. and Adaka, G. S. (2011).  Length-weight relationships of nine fish species from Oramiru-Ukwa River, Imo State, Nigeria. Agric. Journ., 42: 264 – 268.

  • Ogueri, C., G. S. Adaka, A. A. Nlewadim and G. N. Ben-Chendo (2010) Comparative Analysis of growth parameters and ages of fish species in River Katsina-Ala, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries Society of Nigeria 10: 26-34.

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