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Aquaculture

  1. Fish Feed Production: Inadequate and good quality fish feed remain a challenge in aquaculture and so there are opportunities to invest in the feed production.
  2. Fingerling Production: this is an area of investment by private hatcheries
  3. Intensive Aquaculture Production: This includes investment in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Aquaponics.
  4. Integrated aquaculture: Aquaculture can easily be integrated with conventional crop and livestock farming. This provides opportunities for diversification on crop and livestock farming and can put to productive use otherwise idle land during certain seasons. In ASAL, fish could be stocked in water reservoirs meant for livestock watering. This will increase the benefits accrued form such water bodies by diversifying sources of income and increasing security for quality food for livestock farmers in such areas.
  5. Cage culture: This can be done in rivers, water reservoirs, lakes and the ocean. The advantage here is that more benefits can be generated from such water bodies.
  6. Aquaculture inputs and equipments– These include fish rearing tanks, pond liners, harvesting nets, containers
  7. Bait culture: There exists a very big market for bait fish (juvenile Clarias gariepinus and Chanos chanos) for the Nile perch capture industry in Lake Victoria and Tuna fisheries of the Indian Ocean.
  8. Ornamental fish culture: There are only a handful of ornamental fish producers in Kenya. Resources for culture of both marine and fresh water species are available in Kenya. Potential markets for the ornamental fishes include local cities, the Africa countries, Europe and Asia.
  9. Capture-based Aquaculture: This can be done in the many water reservoirs in the country. These include domestic water reservoirs, irrigation reservoirs and the hydro electricity reservoirs. It involves stocking of such reservoirs with appropriate fish species of commercial value which is later harvested when mature.
  10. Training and aquaculture technology transfer- in emerging aquaculture technologies, innovations and procedures

Mariculture  and Coastal fisheries in inshore waters:

  1. Industrial fishing port at Lamu with fish port infrastructure (including dry dock, quay and service provider needs)
  2. Artisanal fishing infrastructures (cold storage and jetties) in riparian  counties
  3. Fish auction markets at the coast
  4. Fisheries laboratory to support products development and testing

Fish Inspection and Quality Assurance :

  1. improvement of fish landing facilities;
  2. development of cold chain facilities;
  3. establishment of accredited analytical laboratories for fish and fishery products;
  4. Value addition for fish and fishery products and branding,
  5. Development of fish auction centers
  6. Technology adaptation for dry fish
  7. Value chain development for selected fish species,
  8. Development of fish markets in major towns
  9. Investment in refrigerated fish transport vehicles
  10. Develop marketing infrastructure.
  11. Establish aquaculture market outlets to promote entrepreneurship and branding.
  12. Promote market and product development though economic partnership and trade agreements
  13. Promote per capita fish consumption. “Eat more fish campaigns” will be conducted throughout the country.