Growth and moulting of captive Panulirus homarus homarus in Kenya, western Indian Ocean

Panulirus homarus homarus is the most widely distributed of the three P. homarus subspecies and is the second most important spiny lobster in the Kenyan lobster fishery after Panulirus ornatus. Growth and moulting of lobsters held in concrete tanks with a flow‐through sea‐water system and at ambient temperatures, were monitored for 18 months (October 2001 ‐ March 2003). Both moult increment and moulting frequency were inversely correlated with size. Mean moult increment ranged from 4 mm in the 36–45 mm carapace length (CL) size class to 0.6 mm in the 86–95 mm CL size class.

A study to investigate the use of agricultural research as a tool for poverty reduction in Muranga county

This study has attempted to explain that maximizing the contribution of agricultural research with a view of reducing poverty, requires focusing both on improving productivity and ensuring this use is sustainable and equitable. This means looking beyond direct impacts and to maximize agriculture's role in wider economic growth and as a source of livelihood for the impoverished people living in Muranga County. This study used the term sustainable agriculture to cover the productive use of land, water, and other natural resources.

Factors influencing performance of community based projects: A case of Fish farming in Nyeri County, Kenya

Fish farming is of great social and economic significance to Kenya. When integrated with agriculture, fish farming may enhance cultivation of marginal land; recycling of crop residues as pond inputs, use of fishponds as water catchment points for irrigation, processing of crop waste into fertilizer mud and control of water supply thereby reducing floods. Under drought conditions, ponds may contain some residual moisture in bottom soils where vegetables can be produced for food and income throughout the period. In addition, fish farming can greatly enhance the income of rural people.

Factors affecting the development of rainbow trout fish aquaculture in Mathira West District, Central Province-Kenya

This study focused on the general development of aquaculture as a fish farming system. Studies on aquaculture have dwelt on its growth (Allen, 1984, Hopkins, 1995, Bardach et al, 1972, Bardach, 1976, Brown, 1983, Karim et al, 2006). They subsume the potential for economic development and a bridge to poverty alleviation in marginalized and disadvantages communities.

The hydropower cost of irrigation development and fisheries enhancement in the Columbia river basin

Competition for water in the Columbia River Basin is increasing. It is becoming more difficult to satisfy all desired instream and out-of-stream uses of water in the Pacific Northwest. All available water is now employed and increasing any future use will require the reduction of some other uses . . This condition is unlikely to change at any time in the future given the finite nature of the Columbia-Snake River system and the increasing demands being placed on the river system.

The role of micro enterprises in poverty reduction in low income informal settlements:a case study of women fish vendors in kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya.

The relationship between informal settlements and poverty may be explained from the perspective that in most cases poor persons are the ones who live in slum areas, areas that lack basic facilities. Engagement in micro and small enterprises has been viewed as one of the ways of alleviating poverty not just in slums but elsewhere as well. Micro-enterprise offers a means for underserved individuals to work their way out of poverty, contribute to their communities, build assets and achieve self-sufficiency.

Collective efficiency and small enterprise in kenyA proposal to study the vehicle repair and fish processing industries

A proposal for research into two clusters of small-scale activities in Kenya. The first is a group of auto repair businesses and related activities located in Nairobi and neighbouring Thika. The other consists of small-scale fisheries and related trading, services and processing activities around Lake Victoria. The proposed research is part of an international study investigating the nature and dynamics of industrial clusters in developing countries.

Human impact on lake ecosystems: the case of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha is a wetland of national and international importance. However, it is under constant anthropogenic pressures, which include the quest for socioeconomic development within the lake ecosystem itself as well as other activities within the catchment. The lake is an important source of fresh water in an otherwise water-deficient zone. It supports a thriving fishery, an extensive flower-growing industry and geothermal power generation. It is home to a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna, including vegetation, birds, fish and mammals.

Determinants of fish farming projects production in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County, Kenya

This project report discusses determinants of fish farming projects production in Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega County. The report addresses why very many ponds became dormant after the implementation of the two phases of Economic Stimulus Project. The research methods used descriptive survey research design, the study employed probability sampling techniques that involved the use of stratified and simple random sampling. The target population was 305, 300 pond owners and 5 extension officers. The study used the following research instruments; questionnaires, interview and observations.

Factors influencing fresh water Fish farming in Embu north district, Kenya

Kenya Vision 2030 is the country’s new development covering the period 2008 to 2030 and it aims at transforming Kenya into a newly industrialised middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030. In a bid to realise vision 2030 strategic plan, the Kenyan government injected 70 million U.S. dollars between 2009 and 2013 financial years to invest in fish farming for food security under the social economic pillar.

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