Kenya - Fishing





Commercial fishing takes place on the coast of the Indian Ocean and on the shores of lakes Baringo, Naivasha, Rudolf, and Victoria. In the Victoria region, commercial companies process and package filleted and frozen lake fish, which are sold throughout East Africa. Fish farms have been established in various parts of Kenya. Sportsmen who fish in the highland lakes and streams provide a small amount of government revenue in the form of licenses and fees. The total fish catch for 2000 was 215,106 tons. Freshwater fish, particularly from Lake Victoria, predominated; the inland catch was 210,343 tons. Exports of fish products were valued at $38.9 million in 2000.

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