The shoemaker spinefoot - Siganus sutor belongs to an economically core group of herbivorous fishes in the family Siganidae. Siganids are cosmopolitan demersal fishes commonly found in the Indo-Pacific, Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean regions inhabiting shallow inshore reefs, within sea grass beds. They are among the most common species in the marine fisheries of Kenya accounting for ~180 t (11%) of the artisanal fishery landings. Five other species also recorded in Kenya are: S. stellatus, S. rivulatus, S. luridus, S. canaliculatus, and S. argenteus. Various fishing gears are used to target the siganids, with basket traps being the preferred gear, especially in south coast Kenya where the fishery is dominant.........[Read more]