Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

Victor Mwakha Alati

Victor Mwakha Alati

Mr Alati is interested in understanding local ecological knowledge of coastal communities of Kenya. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton, London. His study focuses on maritime heritage practices of coastal fishing communities. It utilizes ethnographic approaches to understand fisher’s sociocultural experiences, practices, beliefs, opinions, moralities, values, identities and way of life through identifying their sensory categories and meanings.

KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and Hydrography
Socioecological systems; Social anthropology
Social anthropology; Socioeconomics; and Fisheries management.
  • PhD student, Social Anthropology, The University of Roehampton, London.
  • Msc in Ecological Marine ManagementFree University Brussels, Belgium.
  • BSc in Applied Aquatic Sciences, Egerton University, Kenya.

  • Wanyonyi, I. N., Wamukota, A., Alati, V.M., & Osuka, K. (2021). The influence of ‘space’on migrant fisher livelihoods. African Identities, 1-16.
  •  Alati, V. M., Olunga, J., Olendo, M., Daudi, L. N., Osuka, K., Odoli, C., ... & Nordlund, L. M. (2020). Mollusc shell fisheries in coastal Kenya: Local ecological knowledge reveals overfishing. Ocean & Coastal Management, 195, 105285.
  • Okello, J. A., Alati, V. M., Kodikara, S., Kairo, J., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., & Koedam, N. (2019). The status of Mtwapa Creek mangroves as perceived by the local communities. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science18(1), 67-81.
  • Buckley, S.M., McClanahan, T.R., Quintana Morales, E.M., Alati, V. M., Nyanapah, J., Otwoma, L.M., Pandolfi, J.M. (2019). Identifying species threatened with local extinction in tropical reef fisheries using historical reconstruction of species occurrence. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211224.
  • Omukoto, J.O., Owiti, H., Alati, V. M., Munga, C.N., Wamukota, A.W. (2018). Participatory assessment of priority fishery profiles in an overfished urban inshore seascape in Kenya. WIO Journal of Marine Science 17 (2 ): 79-92.
  • Aura, C., Musa, S, Osore, M. K., Kimani, E., Alati, V. M., Wambiji, N., Maina, G., Charo-Karisa, H. (2017). Quantification of climate change implications for water based management: a case study of oyster suitability sites occurrence model along the Kenya coast. Journal of Marine Systems, 165, 27 – 35. DOI:
  • Wanyonyi, I. N., Wamukota, A., Tuda, P., Alati, V. M., Nguti, L. M., (2016). Migrant fishers of Pemba: Drivers, impacts and mediating factors. Marine Policy, 71, 242 – 255.