Recent Submissions

  • Pollution and Vulnerability of Water Supply Aquifers in Mombasa Kenya: Interim Progress Report. 

    Munga, D.; Kitheka, J.U.; Mwaguni, S.M.; Massa, H.S.; Mwashote, B.M.; Mwangi, S.; Ong’anda, H.; Muthuka, M.M.; Mdoe, F.; Chidagaya, S.J.; Opello, G. (Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research InstituteMombasa, Kenya, 2004)
    The available information on groundwater quality in the Mombasa District suggests that the aquifer is experiencing contamination primarily due to the use of on-site sewage disposal systems, in particular pit latrines and ...
  • Current Status of Trawl Fishery of Malindi–Ungwana Bay: Executive Summary. 

    Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research Institute (Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research InstituteMombasa, Kenya, 2002)
    The existence of the shallow water penaeid shrimps fishery in the Malindi-Ungwana bay was established during a survey undertaken by various fishing expeditions in the 1960’s and 70’s. The expeditions were carried out by ...
  • An overview of the present status of Water Quality of Lake Victoria, Kenya: a limnological perspective. 

    Njuru, P.G. (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, LVEMP Water Quality ComponentKisumu, Kenya, 2002)
    Sampling for nutrients, Chrolophyll-a and total suspended solids was done in 9 in-lake stations in the Kenyan part of Lake Victoria between December 2000 and October 2001. In-situ measurements of temperature, dissolved ...
  • Partners in Science: a Kenyan - The Netherlands Co-operative Research Programme in Marine Science off the Kenyan Coast 1990-1995. 

    Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute; Netherlands Marine Research Foundation (SOZ) (Netherlands Marine Research Foundation (SOZ)The Hague, Netherlands, 1991)
    This document gives an outline of a research programme in marine science between the government of Kenya and The Netherlands. It is a special part of the Dutch ”Indian Ocean Programme” (lOP; 1990-1995). The central theme ...
  • Kenya's Marine Fisheries: an Outline of Policy and Activities. 

    Okidi, C.O. (University of Nairobi, Institute of Development StudiesNairobi, Kenya, 1979)
    The general area of management of marine resources is one that has gained worldwide prominence since the beginning of the negotiations on the new Law of the Sea at the United Nations in 19 68. The paper takes the premise ...
  • Lake Turkana limnologlcal study 1985-1988. 

    Kallqvist, T.; Lien, L.; Liti, D. (Norwegian Institute for Water Research & Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research InstituteOslo, Norway, 1988)
    The lake level was declining during the study and reached the lowest level ever recorded in 1988. The salt content was increasing and conductivity reached ca.380 mS/m in 1988. Annual temperature variations were small but ...
  • An Assessment of Perceived Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on the Community of Faza Island, Lamu East District, Kenya. 

    Waiyaki, E.; Owiti, H.; Angwenyi, R.; Muriuki, T. (OSSREAAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012)
    A study of the Social and Economic impacts of Climate Change on the residents of the Kenyan Indian Ocean island of Faza (also known as Rasini), was conducted between October and November 2010. This was a descriptive study ...
  • Water, Communities and Development in the Lake Victoria Basin. 

    Muyodi, F.J.; Semili, P.; Maturwe, B.N.; Okungu, J.O.; Semalulu, O.; Wanda, F.; Odong, R.; Okwerede, L.; Chebwek, N.J.; Wambede, J.; Yobterik, A.C.; Lupeja, P.; Kitamirike, J.M.; Hecky, R.E. (Lake Victoria Environmental Project (LVEMP)Kisumu, Kenya, 2005)
    The impact of water quality changes in the Lake Victoria basin on beneficial uses is discussed. Beneficial uses of resources from the lake basin are very significant for the livelihoods of the riparian communities and the ...
  • Zooplankton-fish interactions in the littoral zone of Nyanza Gulf, Lake Victoria. 

    Owili, M.A. (Lake Victoria Fisheries Research ProjectJinja, Uganda, 1999)
    The distribution, diversity and abundance of littoral zooplankton, and the relationships between zooplankton and juvenile fishes in the littoral zone (Lates niloticus (L.), Oreochromis niloticus (L.) and Rastrineobola ...
  • 5-Year Strategic Vision for Research in the Marine, Coastal and Inland Waters of Kenya 2000-2005. 

    Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research InstituteMombasa, Kenya, 2000)
    The goal of the Marine and Coastal Waters Division Fisheries Research Programme is to assess the stocks of fish in our marine and coastal waters as well as understand their dynamics and the interactions with the environment ...
  • Hydraulic/Hydrodynamic Conditions of Lake Victoria. 

    Ssebuggwawo, V.; Kitamirike, J.M.; Khisa, P.; Njuguna, H.; Myanza, O.; Hecky, R.E.; Mwanuzi, F.L. (Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP)Kisumu, Kenya, 2005)
    The waters of Lake Victoria are set into motion by energy exchange processes across its surface. Winds blowing over the surface can set near surface waters into motion and cause horizontal circulation (currents) as well ...
  • A Baseline Socioeconomic Assessment of Fishing Communities along the North Coast of Kenya. 

    Cinner, Joshua E.; McClanahan, T.R. (Wildlife Conservation Society’s Coral Reef Conservation ProjectMombasa, Kenya, 2006)
    The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Coral Reef Conservation Project (CRCP) has been carrying out studies of the effects of human activities on reefs, as well as annual monitoring of coral reefs in Kenya for almost ...
  • Anthropogenic and seasonal influence on the sediment-water fluxes for selected metals at Lake Naivasha, Kenya. 

    Kamau, J.; Gachanja, A.; Ngila, C.; Kazungu, j; Zhai, M. (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research InstituteMombasa, Kenya, 2008)
    Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake, situated in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya (00 45 S' and 360 20 E). The lake has no surface outlet and is perceived to be under anthropogenic stress. The lake being situated at the ...
  • Local Level Coral-Reef Fisheries Management in Diani-Chale, Southern Kenya: Current Status and Future Directions. 

    Alidina, Hussein M. (CORDIO, University of KalmarKalmar, Sweden, 2005)
    The current regime of fisheries management and issues concerning the achievement of a more locally oriented system of fisheries management in Diani-Chale, southern Kenya are examined. Fisheries management in the area is ...
  • Lake Turkana National Parks Kenya. 

    United Nations Environment Programme (United Nations Environment ProgrammeNairobi, Kenya, 2005)
    Lake Turkana is the largest, most northerly and most saline of Africa's Rift Valley lakes and an outstanding laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities. The three National Parks are a stopover for migrant ...
  • Hydrologic Analysis of Malewa Watershed as a Basis for Implementing Payment for Environmental Services (PES) 

    Ogweno, L.P.; Gathenya, J.M.; Home, P.G. (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Research Production and Extension DivisionNairobi, Kenya, 2001)
    This paper investigates the hydrological effects of specific land use changes in Malewa catchment through the application of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) as a basis for implementing PES on a daily time step. ...
  • East Africa – Summary. 

    Obura, David (CORDIO, University of KalmarKalmar, Sweden, 2005)
    East Africa’s coral reefs continue to recover slowly from the ENSO-induced coral bleaching and mortality of 998. However, fastest recovery has been recorded in reefs previously degraded from other threats such as fishing, ...
  • Sustainability and income opportunities of farming milkfish (Chanos chanos) to local communities in Kenya: assessment of initial trials of earthen ponds. [EC FP7 Project, SARNISSA] 

    Mirera, David Oersted; Ngugi, Charles C. (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research InstituteMombasa, Kenya, 2009)
    This case study documents the development of earthen pond mariculture from the late 1980s to 2009 in Kenya and prospects of community milkfish (Chanos chanos) culture using satellite farmers along the coast of Kenya, as ...
  • Resilience of Zooxanthellae to Bleaching Stressors: an Experimental Study. 

    Visram, Shakil (CORDIO, University of KalmarKalmar, Sweden, 2005)
    Resilience, in the context of the capacity for populations of zooxanthellae to recover after coral bleaching, is a little-studied but crucial aspect of coral responses to bleaching stressors. This study investigated ...
  • Nutrient Loading. 

    Mayanga, V.; Osio, J.; Mwebembezi, L.; Myanza, O.; Opango, P.; Majaliwa, J.; Oleko, C.; Okwerede, L.; Gor, S.; Byamukama, D.; Mathayo, A.; Masongo, F.; Kanyesigye, C.; Kitamirike, J.; Semalulu, O.; Hecky, R. (Lake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMP)Kisumu, Kenya, 2005)
    It is now recognized by most of the scientific community that Lake Victoria is enriched with nutrients. There are, however, conflicting reports on the magnitude of nutrients received from different sources and the dynamics ...

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