Blue Economy Conference in Kenya | The Big Story 26th November 2018 on KTN News
Kenya is seeking to reduce illegal fishing in order to raise returns among fishing communities. This emerged at the blue economy conference that kicked off today at the KICC. President Uhuru Kenyatta is asking countries participate in the inaugural sustainable blue economy conference to address the challenge of plastic pollution in waters bodies. Estimates now show that Kenya loses close to 10 billion shillings to illegal fishing.
Hyacinth curse? Weed choking livelihoods on Lake Victoria
As the Hyacinth curse continues to choke the livelihoods of many people in Lake Victoria, scientists have discovered a new biological method of controlling the water hyacinth weed. Dr. Christopher Aura expounds on the Hyacinth menace as a solution is been sought by scientists.
The first Sh. 3.5 billion research ship in the country donated by the Belgium government to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) in 2014 is ready for duty. The former Flemish Research Vessel (FRV) now renamed RV Mtafiti has been fully refurbished and fitted with navigational eco-sounder equipment and meteorological sensors worth Sh. 30 million to help it map the ocean bottom in greater detail.
KMFRI - Gazi Project - Dr Kairo Explains Mission And Vision
South of Mombasa, in the bay of Gazi, Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute conducts extensive research into mangrove reforestation and rehabilitation - a mission now more important than ever in light of rising sea levels, population increase, and resource depletion.