This is one of the core research programs for KMFRI. The programme is responsible for inventorying and assessment of fish stocks: their special and temporal abundance and distribution. The program also undertakes studies on the interaction between fisheries organisms and their environment, fish population dynamics, fish diseases from natural causes and due to environmental degradation, and investigates adaptive fishing technologies conducive to our environmental conditions.

Fisheries resources are an important source of food in Kenya and fish forms part of the daily diet for our people. Fisheries exploited include both freshwater and marine or coastal. Thus it is important to manage these resources for sustainable use and develop new ones where appropriate.

The activities of the fisheries programme are centred around:

  • Stock assessment and population dynamics of marine and offshore fisheries in the indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, Lake Tukana, Lake Baringo and Lake Naivasha.
  • Research on biology and ecology of commercial and ecologically important fish species.
  • Provision of advice to potential investors in the sector.

Assistant Director
Dr. Edward Kimani – Marine & Coastal Division

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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute 
Headquater & Mombasa Station 
P.O. Box 81651 080100 
Mombasa, KENYA
Tel: +254 (041)475151/4

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