The business wing of KMFRI- KMFRI Enterprise Services was formed during the 64th Board of Management meeting in 2009. It was registered under companies Act 2015 in October 2016 as KMFRI Enterprises Service Ltd (KES).  KES was tasked with identifying opportunities within KMFRI that can be utilized for income generation.  KMFRI ENTERPRISE SERVICES LTD is private limited by shares.

 

Our Core Services


AQUARIUM VIEW

There is only one aquarium view located at KMFRI in the western tourist circuit. This aquarium set up hosts freshwater ornamental fishes.  KMFRIES shall undertake to publicize this facility for income generation.

 


CONFERENCE FACILITIES

The Dolphin conference facility is located within KMFRI at the English point in Mkomani. It offers a one stop shop for conference needs at competitive rates. It is equipped with state of the art conference suite and offers pre-conference arrangements.

CONSULTANCY

KMFRIES shall place herself to manage consultancies that come to KMFRI scientists and those it can source directly. The consultancies shall be as a result of KMFRI scientists’ experience. KMFRIES shall also earn revenue from research proposal overheads

AQUACULTURE SERVICES

With the growth for demand on aquaculture envisaged, KMFRIES shall undertake to develop curricular for short courses in aquaculture. Such courses shall be for fish farmers in general  and hatchery managers.

FISH FEEDS

KMFRI has increased its existing capacity in fish nutrition studies and feed formulations to tackle the lack of affordable feeds. These feeds will be mass produced for sale to fish farmers. KMFRI has already acquired a posho mill and a bag sealing machine installed at Sangoro for this purpose.

LABORATORY SERVICES

KMFRI has laboratories that are equipped for scientific work in the aquatic field. The laboratories can undertake work in analysis of water quality parameters as well as sediment analysis, oceanographic work and others including food analysis.

ORNAMENTAL FISH

Ornamental fishes are fast becoming an attraction in the country. KMFRI has the capacity to produce ornamental fishes using the infrastructure available. KMFRIES shall undertake to give more publicity to this venture for improved income generation

VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

KMFRI has developed various value added products for the fresh fish value chain and value added production systems for improved traditional fish products. The products include, Solar dried fish, Hot smoked fish, Cold smoked fish, Fish fingers, fish nuggets, fish balls, fillets, surimi.

VESSELS AND SCUBA DIVING

KMFRI has a state of the art research vessel in Kisumu –“RV-Uvumbuzi”. It is available for hire to special research groups including universities, relevant government ministries among others. Scuba diving training is being introduced in Mombasa