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Dr. Esther Fondo

Dr. Esther Fondo

Has worked in various national and international research projects undertaken in KMFRI, which include the Inventory of Mida Creek Biodiversity; and Status of Trawl Fishery of Malindi Ungwana Bay. She has also participated in the Biological Baseline Port Survey of Mombasa under the GloBallast program of IMO. Keen on working on the status of fishery in Kenya, and has undertaken a study of artisanal fishery in selected sites along the Kenyan coast; exploitation trends of Cephalopods in South Coast of Kenya and Mud crabs in the North Coast of Kenya. She holds a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, on the effects of fishing on ecosystem dynamics.

KMFRI Mombasa
Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management
Ecosystem functioning, fisheries and fish stock assessment

Msc, BSc, PhD

Fondo E.N., Milani C.,Heymans J. J., Skilleter A. 2015. Banning fisheries discards abruptly has a negative impact on charismatic marine megafauna. PLoS ONE10(12):e0144543.doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0144543

Fondo E. N., E. N. Kimani, C. N. Munga, C. M. Aura,  G. Okemwa, S. Agembe  (2014). A Review of the Marine Fish Resources Research in Kenya and influence on Management. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol 13, No 2: 143-162.

Ontomwa M. B., Fondo E. N., Okemwa M. G., Wambiji N., Orembo B., Marigu J., Wamwachai M., Ocharo D., Omondi, K. Nyanchoka E., and Omweri J. (2019). Catch assessment survey report, Kwale County.  KMFRI Research