Born on 22nd October,1967. He attended First Baptist Day School, Ijaye, Abeokuta from 1973-1979. He obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) from Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta in 1985. Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State - Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Hons.) in Fisheries and Wildlife, July 1991. Federal University of Technology, Owerri - Master of Science in Animal Nutrition (Monogastric), 1999. Imo State University, Owerri, terminal degree (Doctor of Philosophy) in Animal Nutrition - Aquaculture bias and graduated with Distinction, 2012.
Dr. Agbabiaka started as a pupil/ trainee in Fisheries and Aquaculture at Nigerian Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (then Kainji 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 . He is a visiting Lecturer at Post-graduate School, Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State.
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
a. Fish Nutrition & Processing
b. Integrated Aquaculture
c. Monogastric livestock nutrition
Held various positions of trust and responsibilities:
Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Syllabi Review Committee (Fisheries) , 2002.
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. 2007
Member, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Curriculum critique committee (Fisheries). 2008
External examiner, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Delta State, 2006.
External examiner, Federal Polytechnic of oil & Gas, Ekowe, Bayelsa, 2017
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 2016.
Consultant, Edo State College of Agriculture, Agenebode, 2017.
Consultant, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji , Ondo State on Aquaculture & Animal Production 2018.
Consultant, Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC) on Entrepreneurial development in Aquaculture, 2018
Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Agric. Policy and Research (Australia).
Associate Editor, Journal of Fisheries (Bangladesh).
National Coordinator, 30th Annual conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria held at Delta State University,(DELSU) Asaba Campus; Delta State. Nov. 2015
Member, Constitution Drafting Committee, Fisheries Society of Nigeria. 2016
National Coordinator/ member LOC, 31st Annual conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria, held at Umaru Musa Yar' adua University (UMYU) Katsina State. 2016
Member of Pioneer Graduates/ alumni of Center for Development and
Innovation CDI- Wageningen UR, the Netherlands in "FISHERIES AND
AQUACULTURE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA". 2015
Scholar, CSIR- Water Research Institute, Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, Akosombo, Ghana; 2014
Scholar, World Fish Centre, Abassa, Egypt. 2016
Over 65 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) since 2002 - date
Recipient 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 on Residue monitoring in Fish/Animal Products for European Union (EU) markets, 2016
Member, National Experts/ committee on Aquaculture certification and regulation draft, 2016
Regional Vice President, Non-State actors for ECOWAS and Mauritanian on Fisheries and Aquaculture. March, 2018 - date
Member, FAO committee on Review/Analysis of Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy to Food Security and Nutrition in Nigeria held at Reiz Continental Hotels, Abuja. June, 2018
Member, FAO/ EU stakeholders of West and Central Africa regional consultation for developing a regional small-scale fisheries action plan for the implementation of the voluntary guidelines for securing Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of food security and poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines); Dakar , Senegal. July, 2018
Fellow, Fisheries society of Nigeria , 2016
National Vice President (Aquaculture) of Fisheries Society of Nigeria
November, 2014 – 2018
Recipient of FISON President award: Best Executive Council Member, 2014-2016
Recipient of FISON award: Meritorious Service for Excellence, 2016-2018
National President, Fisheries Society of Nigeria November 2018 - date
Member, FAO/ EU stakeholders meeting for Analysis of the effectiveness of national fisheries and aquaculture policies to improve resource allocation, investment and capacity building decisions contributing to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) zone held at Conakry, Republic of Guinea; 24th - 26th January, 2019
Team lead, FISON/PIND (Chevron sponsored) Broodstock development initiative for Aquaculture (Fish Hatcheries) in Niger Delta States, January, 2019.