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Nairobi Develops Aquaculture Plan

by 5m Editor
25 August 2009, at 1:00am

KENYA - The government is working on a strategic plan that will help regulate and boost aquaculture research and development in the country.

Although the government has allocated funds for the sector through the ministry of fisheries development, a policy framework was needed to make it more vibrant and provide economic benefits, reports AllAfrica.

According to the news organisation, the Coordinator of the Aquaculture Research Programme, marine and Coastal Division of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) Dr Betty Nyonje said the draft policy was in its final stages and was expected to be ready by the end of the year.

Tanzania and Zanzibar, Dr Nyonje said were way ahead but was optimistic that the plan which is awaiting the input of various stakeholders will change the fortunes for Kenyan farmers.

She said the government has realised the significance of aquaculture leading to the release in this year's budget of Sh1.12billion for its development.

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