The RV Mtafiti: Marine Research Towards Food Security and Economic Development in Kenya

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Media Type: Report / Policy Brief

Date of Publication: November

Year of Publication: 2018

Publication City: Mombasa, Kenya

Publisher: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)

Author(s): James Njiru, R. K. Ruwa, Edward Ndirui Kimani, Harrison Ong'anda

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Abstract

The acquisition of RV Mtafiti has enabled Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and by extension Kenya to venture into deep sea surveys. KMFRI developed the RV Mtafiti Research Strategy in line with KMFRI Corporate Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 to facilitate the implementation of the national research agenda (KMFRI, 2016).

The strategy provides the aims and objectives, the implementation and facilitation of RV Mtafiti research between 2014 and 2020 to collect data and information on the marine environment and the resources therein to support exploitation and management planning.

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