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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)



Kenya Marine and Fisheries research institute was established in 1979 as a result of an enactment of the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act, and was charged with the responsibility of conducting research and making management recommendations essential for the national exploitation of living and non-living aquatic resources in the ocean waters, as well as the fresh water in the hinterland. The institute is managed by a board of management and undertakes research activities in close consultation with and under general supervision of National Council for Science and Technology within the portfolio of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. The research programme of the Institute are divided into two groups, namely marine sector research and fresh water research sector. It was noticed that in addition to the long term established objectives of providing scientific basis for management of natural resources, the institute should also be prepared to respond to the rapid rising public interest in the preservation of environmental quality problems are likely to develop in the inshore waters, including the estuaries and the areas whereby there is increases human activities with a likelihood of affecting the fisheries.

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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
Silos Road,English Point,Mkomani
PO Box 81651-080100 Mombasa

Telefon: +254 (20) 802156

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