Ireland, Kenya sign MoU to improve fisheries sector

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The Irish government will provide grants to Kenya to facilitate research in the fisheries sector in a bid to boost the quality of fish imports.

The Irish government will provide grants to Kenya to facilitate research in the fisheries sector in a bid to boost the quality of fish imports.

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The two countries have signed an agreement that will also support other agricultural activities in the country to boost food security.

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According to the MOU, the Irish government will provide technical support and grants for research aimed at boosting the quality and quantity of fish produced in the country.

Kenya currently produces 200,000 metric tonnes of fish annually against a consumption of 1 million metric tonnes.

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Ireland Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney urged relevant stakeholders to be keen on marine and fisheries management to enhance production of high quality fish suitable for the export market.

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Fisheries Permanent Secretary Micheni Ntiba encouraged local and international companies to invest more in Kenya’s fisheries industry.

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The two countries are also keen on strengthening and boosting bilateral trade.

 

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