Kenya’s Tana River County Turns to Aquaculture to Boost Its Economy

Kenya’s Tana River County Turns to Aquaculture to Boost Its Economy By Paul Kimanzi Tana River county government has partnered with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) to unlock the county’s aquaculture potential, a sector which has been underexploited despite the region boasting a fish rich 76 km coastline. To promote the uptake […]
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Investigation Raises Concerns Over Plastic Waste Accumulation on the Shores of Africa’s Rift Valley Lakes

Investigation Raises Concerns Over Plastic Waste Accumulation on the Shores of Africa’s Rift Valley Lakes By Water Journalist Africa An investigation into the concentration of microplastics in some Africa Rift Valley lakes has found no traces of microplastics there. However, the plastic wastes are visible on the major landing sites, raising fears over the whereabouts […]
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Kenya Blue Economy Strategy to Prevent Maritime Pollution

Kenya Blue Economy Strategy to Prevent Maritime Pollution By Peter Oliver Ochieng The Kenyan government is developing a national integrated maritime policy aimed at safeguarding the country’s interests in the Blue Economy sector. Speaking in Kisumu, about 400km from Kenya’s Capital Nairobi, during the official opening of the International Aquatic Resources and Blue Economy Conference […]
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Illegalities Still a Challenge in Kenyan Beaches Bordering Lake Victoria

Illegalities Still a Challenge in Kenyan Beaches Bordering Lake Victoria By Sharon Atieno and Mary Mwendwa It is late afternoon in Kenya’s Siaya County. The weather is sunny and the atmosphere is humid. Despite this, there is a beehive of activities happening along Usenge beach in Bondo sub-County. Few boats are resting on the beach […]
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6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed

6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Host Needed By Joyce Ojanji The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have called for proposals to host the 6th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC6) in 2026. IMPAC aims to share knowledge and experience, and to join efforts to strengthen best practices in the creation and management of […]
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The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian

The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian By Curity Adhiambo and Alis Okonji Married at just 13, Mary Akinyi Ouko joined the Kisian community in Eastern Kisumu, Kenya, barely a woman; more a child. For the last six decades she has spent in this community, Ouko and her […]
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Uganda’s Fort Portal City Takes Steps to Tackle Plastic Waste, as only Water Source Chocks

Uganda’s Fort Portal City Takes Steps to Tackle Plastic Waste, as only Water Source Chocks Fredrick Mugira, Bertha fellow After failing to secure a job in his formal profession, Samuel Kiiza, a business administration graduate, turned to recycling plastic bottles in Uganda’s tourism city, Fort Portal. Three years in his new profession, Kiiza confidently identifies […]
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River Nile, a Freeway of Plastics from African Great Lakes to Mediterranean Sea

River Nile, a Freeway of Plastics from African Great Lakes to Mediterranean Sea Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow Two small rivers in western Uganda: Mpanga, and Rwizi, are choking on plastic waste, carrying it to lakes that drain into the River Nile. Once in the Nile, this plastic debris may flow into the Mediterranean Sea. Mpanga […]
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Global Warming to Reduce Kelp Forests’ Capacity to Store Carbon

Global Warming to Reduce Kelp Forests’ Capacity to Store Carbon By Sharon Atieno Despite kelp forests- a type of seaweed forests found along temperate and polar coastlines- being able to capture and store large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, ocean warming could reduce this capacity, thus increasing the effects of climate change. This is […]
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US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya

US$ One Million Integrated Ecosystem Program for Aquaculture in Kenya By Evance Odhiambo Kenyan fish farmers will now benefit from a program aimed at increasing the profitability of their farms through a data-driven integrated ecosystem approach. The program, worth over kshs.100 million (about USD one million), is the first of its kind in the country […]
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