Kenya on Tuesday announced plans to construct National Mariculture Resource Center to provide research on better fish farming systems.
Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, said that the center will help in identifying fish species that could earn farmers good pay.
“We intend to produce marine fish seeds and train the farmers since the industry can employ the women and youth with good returns if done professionally adhering to standards,” Munya told journalists in Nairobi.
Munya said that the center will be supported by Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic project that will promote investment in marine fisheries and coastal mariculture as well as strengthen coastal livelihoods.
He noted that the project that is supported by the World Bank will improve governance and management of the marine fisheries and aquatic resources along coastal Kenya in the next five years. Enditem