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Kenya's Marine Potential
  • Kenya is pioneering steps towards integrating the concept of the Blue Economy within its governance structure
  • Blue Economy has the potential to create direct jobs in the shipping and fishing sectors while indirectly creating jobs
  • According to Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), the industry regulator, Kenya exploits just 8 per cent of the potential of its marine fisheries.

Kenya’s marine potential is vital for social and economic growth and development of the country. Kenya is pioneering steps towards integrating the concept of the Blue Economy within its governance structure have set a precedent for sustainable development in the African continent. With the establishment of the Ministry of Blue Economy, the nation has showcased its commitment to harnessing the vast potential of its marine resources. This move signifies a crucial shift in prioritising the preservation and utilisation of the ocean’s bounty, in line with global sustainability goals.

Kenya has a long coastline

The African Blue Economy

Africa seeks economic prosperity rooted in sustainable development and inclusive growth. Appropriate governance and exploitation of the latent potential in the African blue economy can accelerate economic growth. Consequently, this can help alleviate poverty throughout the continent.…