Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

Safina Musa

Safina Musa

She has been working in the sphere of aquaculture for a long time. She is a trained Senior Manager (Senior Management Course) in Kenya School of Government, Mombasa.  She has published more than 30 papers, 7 books and book chapters in SCI-indexed journals of aquatic sciences research.

I am currently working on a research project on Identification and monitoring of fish cage aquaculture with remote sensing and machine learning. The research is funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK. Notably, I am also currently working on a research project on an interactive, web-based lake zonation tool for supporting the sustainable development of cage fish farming in Lake Victoria, Kenya. The project is supported by Agri-tech Catalyst Seeding Fund.

KMFRI Kegati Aquaculture Research Centre
Aquaculture (Freshwater systems)
Water quality dynamics in aquaculture and Fish nutrition
Aquaculture, Fisheries, Environmental & Aquatic Sciences, Socio-economics, Ecology, Data Analysis

MSc. Fisheries and Aquatic sciences (Aquatic sciences),
BSc. Fisheries and Aquatic sciences,

Musa, S., Aura, C.M., and Okechi, J.K. (2021). Economic analysis of tilapia cage culture in Lake Victoria using different cage volumes. Journal of Applied Aquaculture,

Abwao, J., Musa, S., Ondiba, R., Ogari, Z. (2021). Socioeconomic dynamics and characterization of land-based aquaculture in Western Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. DOI: 10.14321/aehm.024.01.10.

Aura, C.M., Musa, S., Nyamwea, C., Ogari, Z., Njiru, J., Hamilton, S, May, L. (2021). A GIS-based approach for delineating suitable areas for cage
fish culture in a lake. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. DOI: 10.1111/lre.12357

Aura, C.M., Nyamwea, C.S., Njiru, J.M., Omondi, R., Manyala, J., Musa, S., Owiti, H., Guya, F., Ongore, C., Ogari, Z., Mwamburi, J. (2021). Using the Multi-metric Index of Biotic Integrity methodological approach to determine the major river catchment that most pollutes a lake. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. DOI: 10.14321/aehm.024.01.04.

Orina, P., Ogello, E., Kembenya, E., Muthoni, C., Musa, S., Ombwa, V., Mwainge, V., Abwao, J., Ondiba., R., Kengere, J., Karoza, S. (2021). The state of cage culture in Lake Victoria: A focus on sustainability, rural economic empowerment, and food security. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society. DOI: 10.14321/aehm.024.01.09.

Aura, M.C., Musa, S., Yongo, E., Okechi, J., Njiru, J.M., Ogari, Z., Wanyama, R., Charo-Harrison, H., Mbugua, H., Kidera, S., Ombwa, V., Abwao, J. (2018). Integration of mapping and socio-economic status of cage culture: Towards balancing lake-use and culture fisheries in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Aquaculture Research 2018; 49(1), 532-545.

Orina, P. S., Ogello, E., Kembenya, E., Githukia, C., Musa. S., Ombwa, V., Mwainge, V.M., Abwao, J., Ondiba, R.N. and Okechi, J.K (2018). State of Cage Culture in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Laxpress Services, Nairobi, Kenya. 62 pp.

Aura, C. M., Musa, S., Odoli, C. O., Nyamweya, S. C., Njiru, J. M., Wanyama, R., (eds). 2017. A technical manual on the best management practices for cage fish farming in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya. Book Published by KMFRI and printed by Kenya Literature Bureau. ISBN: 978-9966-107-87-9.