A Review of the Marine Fish Resources Research in Kenya and influence on Management

  • Esther N Fondo Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Edward N. Kimani Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Cosmas N. Munga Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Christopher M. Aura Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Gladys Okemwa Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Simon Agembe Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, PO Box 81651-80100, Mombasa, Kenya

Abstract

Fish resources in Kenya have been exploited for centuries and mostly by artisanal fishers. Fisheries in Kenya constitute an important source of food and livelihood. This is a fisheries research and management review paper, and analyzes the research work on fish resources and its usefulness to management of fish resources in Kenya. Information from over 180 publications, reports and grey literature on some of research works done over the past years on fish resources of Kenya have been compiled. The research covers various aspects of fish resources, ranging from stock assessments, fish species and communities, marine protected areas to conservation. These have been useful in guiding some management decisions. Issues related to fish resources as well as research gaps have been identified, and current research work addressing the issues documented. Integrated management of marine and coastal resources is emphasized.
Published
2016-02-05
Section
Articles

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