The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, has signed an agreement with five Coastal county governments to enhance incomes from fishing in the areas.
Joined by CAS Dr. Linah Jebii Kilimo and PS Fisheries Prof. Micheni Ntiba, CS Hon. Peter Munya signed the agreements today with County Executives Committee members from Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale at Kilimo House.
The Kenya Marine Fisheries and Social Economic Project (KEMFSED), aims at improving governance and management of the marine fisheries and mariculture as well as strengthen coastal regions.
The Project’s primary target is poor fisheries dependant households.
Kenya has 13,000 small scale fishers concentrating near the shore where stocks have declined. The Ministry targets to build their capacity to venture deeper into Kenya’s territorial water and exclusive zones to increase their yields.
Already, 186 fishers have been trained in Kilifi and Lamu with plans to train more after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.