Marine aquarium products include fish, invertebrates (soft corals, shrimp, and small clams), and coral rock and are fished using scoop nets and barrier nets by snorkelling or SCUBA diving.
Kenya is among 45 countries that supply aquarium organisms to the global trade. The main export market for live aquarium products from Kenya is the United States. Others include European Union (dominated by Germany and United Kingdom), South Africa, Israel and Japan. Currently there are 8 established companies exporting to 26 countries.
The fishery mainly targets juveniles (>10cm) and small bodied reef fish and is highly species, sex and size selective species. Rare species are also highly valued and fetch high prices in the export market......[Read more]