The Aquatic Resources and
Blue Economy Conference (ARBEC), will be held in Kisumu, 
Kenya, in November 2022 

Important conference dates

15th August, 2022 - Abstract submission

28th Nov - 1st Dec 2022 - Conference date

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This Month
  • On 5th August 2022. Prof James Njiru CEO-KMFRI had a collaborative meeting with Mr. K. Takarijanto Counsel Republic of Indonesia.
  • KMFRI Kegati hosts the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Mrs Vicky Pantazopoulou met the Assistant Director of Freshwater Aquaculture (Dr Paul Orina) to discuss possible research collaboration between KMFRI and Greek institutions.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof. James Njiru with participants during a workshop in Kisumu on Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) project. KMFRI is collaborating with Kisii University and Bowling Green State University, USA.
  • CS, Sports and Heritage - Amb. Amina Mohamed (R), KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru, PS State Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Dr. Fred Owino among others, after the side event on Blue Economy investment sports and the Environment.
  • On 30th May 2022 KMFRI CEO Prof James Njiru (standing 4th left) launched Beach cleanups and community awareness at Congo Beach, Ukunda, Kwale County.
  • KMFRI in partnership with Kitanda Vzw handed over a fish farming project to the residents of Bamba, Kavunzoni, Goshi location in Kilifi county on 23rd May, 2022.
  • KMFRI CEO, Prof James Njiru (right) exchange collaboration documents with President of National Institute of Oceanography (NIOF) of Egypt Prof. Amr Hamouda during the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) Africa chapter meeting in Cairo, Egypt on 10th May, 2022
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (2nd left) met with Prof. Stuart Hamilton (middle) of Salisbury University in the United States today at the KMFRI Nairobi offices to discuss collaboration on new projects.
  • KMFRI CEO Prof. James Njiru (right) with NHIF CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo during a meeting on 26th January, 2022 to discuss the enhanced comprehensive medical insurance cover for KMFRI staff

Ms Nancy Kagau was appointed to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute BoM on 9th June 2017 as an alternate member of the PS. She is a Senior Assistant Director of Fisheries in the State Department for Fisheries Aquaculture and the Blue Economy. She rose to the position in 2014, having served ably as Assistant Director (AD) of Fisheries from 2010 to 2014. 

The fisheries expert is pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi. She holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Zoology and Geography from the same institution. 

As Fisheries AD, she supervised Fisheries County Director in Embu and Provincial Fisheries Officer (Eastern) whose roles included fisheries extension, law enforcement, conservation and protection of aquatic resources, capture fisheries management, value addition and market development. At the provincial level, she managed fisheries resources and was involved in the development of aquaculture, personnel administration and financial management. 

Ms. Kagau’s career took off in 1985, after she landed a job as Fisheries Officer III at Busia District and Fisheries Headquarters where she served until 1987, and then climbed up career ladder to become Fisheries Officer 1&11 at the District Fisheries Office in Malindi, a position she held from 1987 to 1993. In this capacity, she managed fishing activities on Kenyan territorial and EEZ waters, and was the officer in charge of Ngomeni Mariculture Project. 

Her exemplary performance saw her promoted to Senior Fisheries Officer, a position she held from 1999 to 2010. Ms. Kagau’s role expanded to include supervision of fisheries activities in Mwingi, Machakos and Makueni districts. She also supervised Nakuru District Fisheries Officer, whose duties included coordination and implementation of fisheries development programmes, management of Lake Naivasha fishing activities at Ramsar Site, setting up co-management units, enforcing ‘closed’ fishing seasons, demarcating and mapping fish breeding site. 

The highly seasoned fisheries expert has participated in programmes on Water Infrastructure Traded-Offs: Enhancing Capacity for Dialogue and Water Use Decisions WISE-UP; Agripreneurship Among Farm Women at Manage, India; and leadership for the Management of Coastal and Marine Environment workshop by NEMA all in 2017. Ms. Kagau also took part in the development of Fisheries Technology Policy for African Countries KOICA in 2011, Strategic Leadership Development Programme at KIA in 2010, and was also involved in the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 for KEBS in 2009.  Besides doing a comprehensive Fisheries Officers Induction Course at Naivasha Wildlife and Fisheries Training Institute, she attended a Senior Management Seminar at KIA in 2006, Lake Naivasha Catchment Conservation Workshop KWSTI (2001), Project Planning and Proposal Writing Seminar at KIA in 2000, and Integrated Environment Management at KWSTI in 1997. Ms. Kagau also participated in Fish Feed and Feeding programme in Tehag-Hungary in 1988.  

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