Marine Fishery Status in Kenya (Dissertation Sample)
Project research octopus vulguris fisheries at the South coast of kenyasource..
Marine fishery status in Kenya
The marine fishery in Kenya is predominantly small-scale and artisanal with about 11,000 fishers intensely fishing near shore coastal reefs using minimally selective fishing gears. Artisanal fishing is the major economic activity of the majority of the people living along the Kenyan coastline stretching all the way from Kiunga in the north to Vanga in the south (Tarbit, 1986). It provides employment, food and income, directly, as well as indirectly. Commercial fishing along the coast also promotes foreign exchange earnings (Bakari, 1997). The fisheries sector in Kenya plays an important role in the economic and social development of the country (GoK, 2012).
The Kenya’s State Department of Fisheries estimates that there are about 10,000 fishers directly engaged in fishing along the Kenyan coast(unpublished Dept of Fisheries, 2011 report).The national estimate is derived from the number of licenses issued for fishers and boats registered at the different landing sites. However, there are a number of problems with these methods. First, compliance is low, particularly for the registration
- Common Octopus Fishery Landings in Msabweni, South Coast KenyaDescription: The decline in fish stocks due to overexploitation has led to the increased use of octopus as an alternative. South coast is one of the Kenyan coastlines where fishing is the major socio-economic activity. The common octopus, Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier1797), is the most important commercially harvested ...1 page/≈550 words| No Sources | APA | Literature & Language | Dissertation |
- Common Octopus Fishery LandingsDescription: There has been exploitation of octopuses in coastal regions around the world for more than 2000 years. The global octopus production has increased substantially over the last 50 years (FAO, 2009).Globally, Octopus fishing is mostly conducted by the industrial fleets which are composed of demersal trawlers ...1 page/≈550 words| No Sources | APA | Literature & Language | Dissertation |
- Research: Octopus Vulguris Fisheries at South Coast of KenyaDescription: Octopus belongs to the cephalopod family octopididae. Octopuses are characterizedbyLbilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and set ofLarmsLor tentaclesL(muscularhydrostats) modified from the primitive molluscan foot....1 page/≈550 words| No Sources | APA | Literature & Language | Dissertation |