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EU Lifts Ban on Kenyan Farmed Fish Exports

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KENYA - The European Union (EU) has given the go-ahead for the Kenya to export its farmed fish to the EU.

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Previously, only fish from natural sources including lakes like Victoria were permitted to the EU market.

But the market is now open to the private sector amid the growing aquaculture agribusiness as fish ponds become more popular in most parts of the country, reports DailyNation.

Two months ago, the EU cleared Kenya to export farm fish and fish products into the region after close to a two-year ban.

Experts in the aquaculture sector have been training trainers in Nakuru on the sanitary and other requirements needed for the international market.

The trainings are part of the EU-funded Standards and Market Access Programme (SMAP) which is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido).