The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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  • On 28th September, 2022 Prof James Njiru (right) CEO KMFRI, Australian High Commissioner Luke Williams (2nd right), DG ICIPE Dr. Segenet Kelemu and Director Aquaculture KMFRI Dr Jonathan Munguti (left) during protein Africa Launch of a new project with KMFRI as partner at the Windsor Golf Hotel Nairobi.
  • Participants during SWIOFC Nairobi Convention Partnership meeting on Fisheries Environment in Mombasa which was officially opened by KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru on 26th September, 2022
  • KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru at the Swedish Residence, Nairobi (21st September, 2022) on invitation by Sweden Ambassador HE Ms Caroline Vicini where they discussed several collaborative areas.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) signed a contract on 20th September, 2022 at the offices of PS- SDFA&BE, Nairobi for continuation of training young Kenyans in deep sea fishing . This is a strategy by GoK meant to build capacity and create employment for the youth in Blue Economy Sector.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (3rd right) received title deed for an office in Rumuruti from Register of Lands Laikipia on 8th September, 2022, the County has reserved 43 acres for KMFRI for Research and Training.
  • On 5th August 2022. Prof James Njiru CEO-KMFRI had a collaborative meeting with Mr. K. Takarijanto Counsel Republic of Indonesia.
  • KMFRI Kegati hosts the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Mrs Vicky Pantazopoulou met the Assistant Director of Freshwater Aquaculture (Dr Paul Orina) to discuss possible research collaboration between KMFRI and Greek institutions.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof. James Njiru with participants during a workshop in Kisumu on Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) project. KMFRI is collaborating with Kisii University and Bowling Green State University, USA.
  • CS, Sports and Heritage - Amb. Amina Mohamed (R), KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru, PS State Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Dr. Fred Owino among others, after the side event on Blue Economy investment sports and the Environment.
  • On 30th May 2022 KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru (standing 4th left) launched Beach cleanups and community awareness at Congo Beach, Ukunda, Kwale County.
  • KMFRI in partnership with Kitanda Vzw handed over a fish farming project to the residents of Bamba, Kavunzoni, Goshi location in Kilifi county on 23rd May, 2022.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof James Njiru (right) exchange collaboration documents with President of National Institute of Oceanography (NIOF) of Egypt Prof. Amr Hamouda during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) Africa chapter meeting in Cairo, Egypt on 10th May, 2022
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) met with Prof. Stuart Hamilton (middle) of Salisbury University in the United States today at the KMFRI Nairobi offices to discuss collaboration on new projects.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (right) with NHIF CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo during a meeting on 26th January, 2022 to discuss the enhanced comprehensive medical insurance cover for KMFRI staff

Kenya Aquatica is the Scientific Journal of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). The Aim of the Journal is to provide an avenue for KMFRI researchers and partners to disseminate knowledge generated from research conducted in the aquatic environment of Kenya and resources therein and adjacent to it. This is in line with KMFRI’s mandate to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography.

Volume number  Title
Volume #07 June, 2022 Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 7, Issue No. 1
Volume  #06 March, 2021

Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 6, Issue No. 1

  • Additional paper 1: Low-Tech, Community-Accessible Method to Restore a Degraded Reef, in Wasini Island, Kenya
  • Additional paper 2Comparison between Drying Characteristics of Siganids in a Sand-Base Solar Tunnel Dryer and a Traditional Rack Dryer
  • Additional paper 3The Socioeconomic Impacts of Coral Reef Rehabilitation: Coastal Community Perspectives from Wasini in the South Coast Of Kenya
  • Additional paper 4Comparative Drying Performance of Mackerel (Rastrel liger kanagurta) in a Solar Tunnel Dryer and an Open-air Raised Drying Rack
  • Additional paper 5: Short Note Blue Economy: Potential Use of Multibeam Echo-Sounders in Seafloor Mapping
  • Additional Paper 6:Ocean Climate Solutions: Blue carbon Now Incorporated in the Updated Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contributions to Paris Agreement: 
Volume #05 March, 2019  Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 5, Issue No. 1
Volume #04 May, 2018 Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 4, Issue No. 1
Volume #03 May, 1986 Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 3
Volume #02 May, 1984 Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 2
Volume #01,  1983 Kenya Aquatica Journal Volume 1

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