A Kenya coast perspective. By Ms. Khyria Karama from KMFRI, Kenya
Khyria.S, Mwakiti. S and Mbaru. E 27 th September, 2012 LONDON
INTRODUCTION• KMFRI • A state corporation under the Ministry of Fisheries Development, • Established 1979 • Operates according to the provisions of the Science and Technology Act, Cap 250.
• MANDATE • to perform integrated and multidisciplinary research in: Fisheries, Aquaculture, Natural Products and Post harvest losses, Environmental issues and Socio-economic• GEARED Generating information Applied development & sustainable exploitation of fisheries, other natural resources while promoting conservation of the environment (critical habitats and socio-economics)
Vision: To be a center of excellence in aquatic research andpromotion of sustainable utilization of marine and freshwaterresources.Mission: To contribute to the management and sustainableexploitation of aquatic resources and thus alleviate poverty,enhance employment creation and food security throughmultidisciplinary and collaborative research in both marine andfresh-water aquatic systems
PartnershipsKMFRI Mandate allows for variousproject based partnerships at both:•National/local and KCDP•Regional/International
KENYA• Coastline ~ 640 km• Continental shelf – narrow ( fringing coral reefs that extend between 0.5 and 2 km offshore.• Influenced by NE monsoon and SE monsoon.• Most of marine fishing in Kenya is small-scale artisanal• Marine habitats: coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangrove swamps and sandy beaches
PROJECT AREA BMUs-South Coast Vanga Jimbo Wasini Kibuyuni Mwaepe Gazi Community Based Organizations Kaya Muhaka group Tulisubiri women group Vingujini
COASTAL ACTIVITIESWomen- see weed farming Inshore fishing Destructive fishing
KMFRI’S ROLE IN ESPA Methodology Data collection Analysis
CONCLUSION• KMFRI is willing to continue with the synergy created with partners during this project and therefore will support efforts related to generating and promoting further needed research and information that is required
ACKNOWLEDEMENTSpecial Thanks to all the sponsors and the Partners of the projectMany thanks to John Forester (University of York) and David Obura (CORDIO-EA)for all the support and facilitation accorded to me.