Lucrative tuna fish could earn kenya over $136,000,000 anually
Participants at the third National dialogue on sustainable tuna fisheries in Kenya held in Mombasa listen keenly to ongoing presentations.
The government of Kenya is set to purchase an offshore patrol vessle to combat illegal, unregulated and uncontrolled fishing in Kenyan waters in the Indian Ocean. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Principal Secretary Michemi Nthiba yesterday in a speech read by his behalf by Dr Harrison Charo during the third National dialogue on sustainable Tuna fisheries management held in a Mombasa hotel said the the state department of fisheries is developing a robust policy and regulatory framework to support the governnance of marine resources.
It is estimated that Kenya losses more than Sh10 billion is annually through illegal, uncontrolled and unregulated fishing in the Indian Ocean to foreigners. Most of the illegal fishermen are unregistered and even their countries of origin are not known.
By Kibiwott Koross