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Fisheries Resources
The Directorate of Fisheries Resources has three Departments namely;
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  • Aquaculture Management and Development Department;
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  • Fisheries Resource Management and Development (Natural Stocks) Department;
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  • Fisheries Control, Regulation and Quality Assurance Department.
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Objectives of the Directorate
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Support sustainable, market oriented fish production, management, development, control quality and safety of fisheries products; for improved food security and household income.
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Key Functions
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  • Provide technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of fisheries production, fish capture, regulation and control;
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  •  Monitor, inspect, evaluate and harmonize national programs and projects in the sub sector;
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  • Advocate for and mobilize resources for the sub sector;
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  • Build human and institutional capacity for delivery of services in the sub sector;
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  • Develop and promote collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international institutions and organisations on issues pertaining to the sub sector including management of trans boundary resources;
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  • Provide guidance on the generation, dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector.
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    Key outputs
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  • Technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of fisheries production, fish capture, regulation and controlprovided;
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  • National programs and projects in the sub sectormonitored, inspected, evaluated and harmonized;
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  • Resources for the sub sectoradvocated for and mobilized;
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  • Human and institutional capacity for delivery of services in the sub sectorbuilt;
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  • Collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international institutions and organisations on issues pertaining to the sub sector including management of trans boundary resourcesdeveloped and promoted;
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  • Guidance on the generation, dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector provided.
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Departments
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Department of Aquaculture Management and Development
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Key Objectives
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Support sustainable, market oriented fish production and value addition; for improved food security and household income.
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Key Functions
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  • Formulate, review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies on fish production and value addition;
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  • Provide guidance on the transfer of improved and appropriate fish production technologies to service providers, processors, traders and consumers;
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  • Establish and operationalize collaborative frameworks with national, regional and international fisheries research institutions and organizations to ensure sustainable development of the sub sector;
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  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services relating to fish production;
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  • Build capacity of service providers on fish production;
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  • Provide guidance and promote the use of improved fish fry and fisheries stocking materials and sustainable natural resources management;
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  • Conduct fisheries surveillance (fish aquaculture) in the country for the development of the fisheries industry.
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Key Outputs
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  • Policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies on fish production and value addition formulated, reviewed, and implemented;
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  • Transfer of improved and appropriate fish production technologies to service providers, processors, traders and consumersprovided;
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  • Collaborative frameworks with national, regional and international fisheries research institutions and organizations to ensure sustainable development of the sub sector established and operationalized;
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  • Quality assurance on advisory services relating to fish productionprovided;
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  • Capacity of service providers on fish productionbuilt;
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  • Guidance on and promotion of the use of improved fish fry and fisheries stocking materials and sustainable natural resources managementprovided;
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  • Fisheries surveillance (fish aquaculture) in the country for the development of the fisheries industry conducted.
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Department of Fisheries Resource Management and Development (Natural stocks)
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Objective
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Support sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources for fish and fish products.
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Key Functions
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  • Formulate review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources;
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  • Monitor and evaluate production and productivity of the natural fisheries resources;
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  • Restock lakes and rivers with appropriate fish species and breeds.
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  • Provide guidance to Beach Management Units (BMU) on monitoring control and surveillance activities;
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  • Provide guidance on the use of appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gears;
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  • Conduct periodic catch assessment and frame surveys and on trade in natural fish resources;
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  • Establish, operationalize and maintain an up to date national database on the natural fisheries;
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  • Control aquatic weeds;
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  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable development of the fisheries sub sector;
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  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services for land and water culture systems;
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  • Build capacity at all levels for fisheries management and development;
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  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with neighboring countries with regard to management of trans -boundary fisheries resources;
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  • Identify and provide guidance on management of fish breeding and nursery areas.
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Key Outputs
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  • Policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resourcesformulated, reviewed, and implemented;
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  • Production and productivity of the natural fisheries resources monitored and evaluated;
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  • Lakes and rivers restocked with appropriate fish species and breeds.
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  • Guidance to Beach Management Units (BMU) on monitoring control and surveillance activities provided;
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  • Guidance on the use of appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gearsprovided;
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  • Periodic catch assessment and frame surveys and on trade in natural fish resourcesconducted;
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  • An up to date national database on the natural fisheries established, operationalized and maintained;
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  • Aquatic weeds controlled;
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  • Collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable development of the fisheries sub sectorestablished and operationalized;
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  • Quality assurance on advisory services for land and water culture systems provided;
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  • Capacity at all levels for fisheries management and development built;
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  • Collaborative mechanisms with neighboring countries with regard to management of trans -boundary fisheries resources established and operationalized;
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  • Guidance on management of fish breeding and nursery areas provided.
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Objective
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To formulate, review and enforcefisheries legislation, regulations and standards for fish production, capture fisheriesand processing.
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Key Functions
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  • Formulate, review, and implement fisheries policies, legislation, standards regulations, plans and strategies for the fisheries control, regulation and quality assurance;
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  • Develop and implement plans and strategies for enforcement of fisheries legislation, regulations and standards including Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) activities;
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  • Regulate and control all fishing activities on all public water bodies in the country;
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  • License, issue permits and control all fishing vessels and gears in all public water bodies including entry points;
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  • Create awareness on fisheries legislation, regulations and standards;
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  • Conduct risk analysis for import and export and internal fish and fisheries products movements in the country;
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  • Inspect and certify fish and fisheries products for exports, imports and for local markets as well as vessels and vehicles used for transportation of fish and fisheries products;
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  • Train and gazette Fish Inspectors;
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  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international organisations on fisheries legislation and enforcement;
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  • Establish, operationalize and maintain laboratories for conducting the testing of fish and fishery products to support certification for quality and safety of fish and fishery products for the export and local market.
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Outputs
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  • Fisheries policies, legislation, standardsregulations, plansand strategies for the fisheries control, regulation and quality assuranceformulated, reviewed, and implemented;
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  • Plans and strategies for enforcement of fisheries legislation, regulations and standards including Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) activitiesdeveloped and implemented;
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  • All fishing activities on all public water bodies in the countryregulated and controlled;
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  • All fishing vessels and gears in all public water bodies including entry pointslicensed, permitted and controlled;
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  • Awareness on fisheries legislation, regulations and standardscreated;
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  • Risk analysis for import and export and internal fish and fisheries products movements in the countryconducted;
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  • Fish and fisheries products for exports, imports and for local markets as well as vessels and vehicles used for transportation of fish and fisheries products inspected and certified;
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  • Fish Inspectorstrained and gazetted;
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  • Collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international organisations on fisheries legislation and enforcementestablished and operationalized;
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  • Laboratories for conducting the testing of fish and fishery products to support certification for quality and safety of fish and fishery products for the export and local market established, operationalized and maintained.
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