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Genetic & breeding

Genetic & breeding

Genetic and breeding department
Promotes and improves aquaculture genetic strains and species and develop standards for brood stock and seeds in aquaculture.
Functions
(i) Promote and improve aquaculture genetic strains and species;
(ii) Develop standards for brood stock and seeds in aquaculture
(iii) Maintain a register of aquaculture establishments
(iv) Coordinate issuance of live fish movement permits
(v) Inspect and approve fish brood and seed hatcheries
(vi) Promote gene bank, germplasm and quarantine technologies
(vii) Monitor and provide technical support to certified hatcheries
(viii) Enforce legislation on hatcheries registration
(ix) Maintain gene bank and germ-plasm
(x) Promote responsible aquaculture breeding practices and
(xi) Collect and analyze aquaculture breeding information.

The Department of Genetic and Breeding has the following  three (3) Divisions:

 (i)                 Warm Water Genetic and Breeding;

 (ii)               Cold Water Genetic and Breeding; and

 (iii)             Mariculture Genetic and Breeding.

Hatcheries authenticated to produce fingerlings in Kenya

No

County

Name of hatchery

Species cultured

Contact/Owner & Address

01

Kiambu

Kamiti Fish and Integrated Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish and Ornamental

Owner: Susan Njeri

Kamiti Road, Dam View Gardens Contact: 0722 599 995

Email: kamfiifarm@gmail.com

02

Murang’a

Bendor Fish Farm

Nile Tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Chris Kirubi Kahini, Gatanga

Contact: 0713 575 799 (Manager)

Email: johnywatanga@gmail.com

03

Murang’a

Makindi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia @ Catfish

Owner: Francis Mwangi

Old Murang’a Road, Thika Greens Golf Course, Kenol Contact: 0722 450 468 Email: info@makindifish.co.ke

sammymwangi058@gmail.com

04

Kiambu

Samaki Tu Hatchery

Nile tilapia

Owner: George Kamau Muhoho

Kiahuria Estate, Mang’u village, Witeithie Contact: 0738 323 971 (Manager)

Email: nyagapeter@gmail.com

05

Kiambu

Pegy Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Charles Kung’u

Kigongo in Katitu Contact: 0728 930 726

06

Embu

Pescado Limited

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Fiona Kendi Njagagua

Siakago Nthawa Road Contact: 0723 466 492

07

Kiambu

Kambaa Aqua Farm

Nile tilapia & Ornamental

Owner: Benard Kimani Kanyutu

Near Kambaa Tea Factory, Kambaa town Contact: 0721 166 185

Email: kkanyutu@yahoo.com

08

Kiambu

Safi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Mercy Wangeci Kamau

Next to PCEA Gituku Memorial, Kagwe town Contact: 0723 990 253

Email: kechikamau@gmail.com

09

Kiambu

Kiamumbi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Patrick Kamau Macharia

Near Kiamumbi police station, Githurai 44 Contact: 0713 597 668

10

Kirinyaga

Emmich Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Michael Manyeki Multiple Academy, Kagio Contact: 0720 708 087

11

Kirinyaga

Karunditu Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Jenipher Muthoni Ndegwa Near Karima Primary School Contact: 0711 738 403

12

Kirinyaga

Kutus Aquaculture Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Michael Mureithi

Next to St. Paul’s Primary, Kutus Contact: 0722 715 972

13

Kirinyaga

Green Algae Highland Fish Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: William Kiama Njaremwe Karema Secondary School, Sagana Contact: 0722 899 904

14

Kirinyaga

Mwea Aqua Fish

Farm

Nile tilapia &

Catfish

Owner: Charles Ngugi

Near Karoti Girls, Kimbimbi town

15

Nyeri

Eska Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Charles Kareithi

Near to Kiamwangi Primary School, Iriaini, Karatina

Contact: 0727 359 179

16

Nyeri

Sywan Urban Aquaculture Centre

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Simon Wanjohi

Next to Kwanderi Primary School, Ruring’u Contact: 0726 893 396

Email: wanjohi67@gmail.com

17

Nyeri

Kimathi disabled group

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Joseph Gitonga (Chair) Dedan Kimathi Ward

Contact: 0725 835 646

Email: ndungujoseph246@gmail.com

18

Nyeri

Greenwood Hatchery

Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Joseph Mathenge

Chaka town next to Kids Alive academy Contact: 0724 575 757

19

Nyeri

Mwambia Trout Farm

Rainbow Trout

Owner: Francis Muthui Mwariri Chaka town; Kabaru; Contact: 0736 905 985

20

Nyeri

Catch Samaki

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Onesmus Githui Guchuki Kimahuri; Kabaru Ward; Contact: 0720 399 256

Email: onesmusgichuki9@gmail.com

21

Nyeri

Jitunze Environmental Self Help Group

Rainbow Trout

Owner: Joseph Gatheru Kinyua Kimahuri; near to Kabaru Primary School Contact: 0722 806 147

Email: jitunze@yahoo.com

22

Machakos

Afiwas Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: David Liti

Kithini village, Mua-Machakos road Contact: 0722 381 129

Email: davidmbevaliti@gmail.com

23

Laikipia

Aquafish Nyahururu

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Stanley Kaguongo

Oljabet Keni village, on Rumuruti road Contact: 0721 973 098

24

Tharaka Nithi

East Africa Fish Farm and Hatchery Company Limited

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Peter kirigua Kabururu village Contact: 0714145806; Email: michenintiba@gmail.com

25

Embu

Eastern earth environmental preservation organization fish farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Jacob Njeru Near Ishiara town Contact: 0723 409 834

26

Machakos

Kamuthanga fish farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Anthony Ndeto Mua

Contact: 0722 522 169

Email: kamuthangafishfarm@gmail.com

27

Tharaka Nithi

Kathima Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Charles Njagi Near Chogoria town

Contact: 0721 736 590

28

Meru

Kithima Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: County Government of Meru Maili Saba market

Contact: 0723 341 651 (manager)

Email: justuswawanjala@yahoo.com

29

Laikipia

Laikipia Aquaculture Limited Hatchery

Nile tilapia

Owner: Adil Butt Jua Kali town

Contact: 0725 829 455 Email:

laikipiaaquaculturelimited@gmail.com

30

Makueni

Makueni Agricultural Training Centre

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: County Government of Makueni Along Wote-Makindu road

Contact: 0711 645 201

Email: atcmakueni@gmail.com

31

Tharaka Nithi

Miracle Hatchery

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Betty Wanja Kithusi Along Chogoria-Kalewa road Contact: 0729 145 933

32

Tharaka Nithi

Oliwan Hatchery

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Margaret Wanjiku Contact: 0716 142 497

33

Machakos

The Fish Paradise

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Domiciano Maingi Ruai

Contact: 0722 363 980

Email: dlmaingi@yahoo.com

34

Meru

Visions Hatchery

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Lawrencia Murocia Mer-Mkindiru Road Contact: 0721 415 628

35

Migori

Afwa Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Joram Achuku Rongo-Kanyawanga road Contact: 0714 570 258

36

Siaya

Agunja Hatcheries

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Charles Ngala Near Ugunja town Contact: 0722 442 086

37

Kisumu

Apondo Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Reuben Omondi Ahero-Mbaka road Contact: 0729 009 711

38

Siaya

Belfish Hatchery

Nile tilapia

Owner: Elvis Eric Odhiambo Yimbo, Uriri village

Contact: 0722 602 042

Email: oelvis12@yahoo.com

39

Migori

Bigfish International Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Johnson Nyamari Tangare town

Contact: 0721 761 463

Email: johnyamari@gmail.com

40

Kisii

Bomachoge Chache Sub-County Fish Multiplication Centre

Nile tilapia

Owner: County Government of Kisii Ogembo

Contact: 0722 525 926

Email: mbugusn77@yahoo.com

41

Homabay

Copana Fish Hatchery

Nile tilapia

Owner: Emily Awuor Omboto Near Ringa Girls High School

Contact: 0722 859 505

42

Siaya

Great Lakes Feeds and Hatchery

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Fredrick Obudho Utonga Beach

Contact: 0723 567 403 Email: info@greatlakes.com

fred.obudho@gmail.com

43

Homa Bay

Jewlet Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Enos Were

Rakwaro off Kendu-Katitu road Contact: 0722 958 594

Email: emacwere@gmail.com

44

Kisii

Kebacha Fish Multiplication Centre

Catfish

Owner: Kisii County Government Suneka

Contact: 0725 258 582 (Ocholla Manager

45

Migori

Kings Beta Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Leakey Amollo Sakwa town

Contact: 0718 715 549

Email: kingsbetafishfarm@gmail.com

46

Kisii

Kisii Fish

Multiplication and Training Centre

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Kisii township

Contact: 0711 755 977 (Mayaka Manager

47

Kisii

Kisii University Fish Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Kisii University Kisii University Contact: 0721 157 137

48

Kisii

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kegati Centre

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

Kiogoro

Contact: 0722 409 131

Email: biyakialice1@gmail.com

49

Kisumu

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Sangoro

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute

West Nyakach

Contact: 0721 144 1673

50

Kisumu

Lake Basin Development Authority

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Lake Basin Development Authority Miwani, Kibos town

Contact: 0713 979 642

Email: info@lbda.go.ke

51

Kisumu

Maseno University Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Maseno University Maseno

Contact: 0708 842 832

Email: erick.ogello@gmail.com

52

Homa Bay

Matenga Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Walter Okomo Rusinga

Contact: 0714 686 734

53

Homa Bay

Muga Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: George Muga Kendu Bay

Contact: 0721 369 289

Email: mugafishfarm@gmail.com

54

Kisii

Omuya Fish Farm

Catfish

Owner: Samwel Omuya Near Mwembe

Contact: 0728 892 982

55

Siaya

Pacho Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Douglas Ouma Odero Rabango

Contact: 0726 796 154

Email: douglas.ouma7@gmail.com

56

Kisumu

Pioneer Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Otieno Okello Maseno

Contact: 0707 231 402

Email: info@pioneer.fish

57

Homa Bay

Rabisa Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Hezron Oyanda

Contact: 0724 065 824

Email: hezronoyanda066@gmail.com

58

Kisumu

RIAT Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology

RIAT college

Contact: 0716 498 797

Email: musa.ogola2015@gmail.com

59

Homa Bay

Rusinga Island of Hope Humanist

Nile tilapia

Owner: Joash Okong’o Rusinga

Contact: 0720 819 867

60

Kisumu

Vicinaqua

Nile tilapia

Owner: County Government of Kisumu Nyalenda

Contact: 0723 435 428

Email: vicinaquap@gmail.com

61

Siaya

Western Aqua Fish Fam

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Charles Owino Sega

Contact: 0722 412 734

62

Nakuru

Arc Shewefu Enterprises

Nile tilapia

Owner: Phoebe Muna Naivasha, Hells Gate

Contact: 0712 343 077

63

Nakuru

Be My Partner Fish Hatchery

Catfish

Owner: VIJABIZ Youth Group Njoro

Contact: 0798 801 676

64

Nakuru

Catfish Enterprises

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Benson Wamathai Near Kamumo Primary School

Contact: 0748 665 318

65

Nakuru

Egerton University Agro-Science Park

Nile tilapia

Owner: Egerton University Egerton University

Contact: 0725 309 162 (Prof. Paul Kimurto)

66

Uasin Gishu

University of Eldoret Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: University of Eldoret Chepkoilel, Moiben

Contact: 0724 344 057 (Samuel Kipkemoi)

67

Bungoma

Dewals Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Dennis Namasaka Kaduyi town

Contact: 0712 933 038

Email: dewalsenterprises@gmail.com

68

Trans Nzoia

Elgon Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Alfred Kiboi Matisi area

Contact: 0722 267 597

Email: sfarmproduce@gmail.com

69

Busia

Hydro Victoria Fish Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Fred Juma Ouma Near Port Victoria Contact: 0720 349 175

70

Kakamega

Javi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: Joyce Makaka Near Kisiru town Contact: 0721 840 084

71

Bungoma

Jolwa Farm Kenya LTD

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Justus Ochuro Lwanja town

Contact: 0710 595 790

Email: jochuro@gmail.com

72

Bungoma

Kanduyi Green Limited

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Dennis Wasike

Makutano town;

 

 

 

 

County: Bungoma Sub-county: Kanduyi

Contact: 0741 077 969

73

Kakamega

Labedcash Marine Enterprise

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Laban Mwanzo Malava

Contact: 0722 565 686

Email: mwanlaban@gmail.com

74

Vihiga

Mwitoko Fish Hatchery and Aquaculture Training Centre

Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental

Owner: County Government of Vihiga Wemilabi village

Contact: 0722 913 353

Email: njaustephene@yahoo.com

75

Busia

Okerebwa Fish Hatchery

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Teso South Fish Farmers Association Near Alupe University college

Contact: 0702 781 394

Email: tigoifishers@gmail.com

76

Vihiga

Tigoi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: Zinethe Deen Boyani town

Contact: 0702 781 394

Email: tigoifishers@gmail.com

77

Busia

Wakhungu Fish Farm

Nile tilapia & Catfish

Owner: County Government of Busia Near Funyula town

Contact: 0724 526 807

Email: charlesonducoi@gmail.com

78

Busia

Melisa Fish Farm Ludacho

Nile tilapia

Owner: Paul Wamemu Magoye near Bulemia town Contact: 0727 513 361

Email: odangawamemu@gmail.com

79

Kakamega

Biloti Aqua Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Rosemallie Mutoka

Shirere, off Mumias road; Contact: 0708 282 733

Email: info@bilotifarm.co.ke

80

Homa Bay

254 Foods LTD

Tilapia

Owner: Charles Agutu Alum Beach

Contact: 0711 130 339

Email: charles@254foods.com

81

Siaya

Mahia Fisheries

Tilapia

Owner: Dr. Bonface Osodo

Off Ramba market Karapul, off Siaya- Kisumu Road

Contact: 0721 406 690

Email: bonface.osodo@gmail.com

82

Kisumu

Rota Fish Farm

Tilapia

Owner: Ronal Omondi Off Kisumu-Busia Road Contact: 0715 535 551

Email: ronaldomondi121@gmail.com0715 535 551

Email: ronaldomondi121@gmail.com

83

Kirinyaga

Laguna Aqua Farms

Tilapia, Catfish and Ornamentals

Owner: Margaret Karimi Mwema Muthangauta, off Kimbimbi-Muthangauta Road

Contact: 0706 459 917

Email: margretmumbi@yahoo.com

84

Embu

Icohm Fishery Hatchery

Catfish

Owner: Ambrose Ruri

County Estate, off Embu-Meru Road Contact: 0721 497 294

Email: icohm@yahoo.com

85.

Kakamega

Beda Fish Farm

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Beda Otioko

Koyonzo, off Mumia-Koyonzo Road Contact: 0723 806 516

Email: botieka@gmail.com

86.

Makueni

Iviani Fish Farm

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Faith Timona Mumo

Kikumini Road, off Makindu-Wote Road Contact: 0703 710 573

Email: mumofaith1@gmail.com

87.

Embu

Ndamunge Hatchery

Catfish

Owner: Alfred Njeru Kiarie Kagari Tea Factory

Contact: 0713 037 354

88.

Embu

Daniel’s Nyanjara Fish Farm Hatchery

Trout

Owner: Elias Kanambiu Mbui

Kambevo, off Mbuvoli-Kagumoli Road Contact: 0722 328 476

89.

Homa Bay

Victory Fish Farms

Tilapia

Owner: Victory Farms LTD Sindo, off Mbita-Homa Bay Road Contact: 0720 162 647

90.

Kakamega

Jumbo Fish Farm

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Gilbert Gitamo Onyancha Mumias Town

Contact: 0708 906 507

Email: jumbofishfarm@gmail.com

91.

Machakos

Fresh Catch Limited

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Andrew Cameron 39 Quarry Road

Contact: 0722 745 478

Email: production@freshcatchltd.com

92.

Homa Bay

Lakeview Fisheries Limited

Tilapia

Owner: Ochieng’ Mbeo Mfangano Island, Suba Central Contact: 0722 285 323

93.

Kiambu

Aquamac

International

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Meshack Wanyonyi

Contact: 0715 682 732

94.

Nyeri

Meriphyl Traders

Tilapia, Catfish and Trout

Owner: Mr. Muthui

Contact: 0722 518 692

95.

Laikipia

Kenfish Hatcheries

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: John Mwangi

Contact: 0727 963 639

96.

Kilifi

Oshan Farm

Tilapia

Owner: Amer Abdalla Oshan Takaungu, Kilifi

Contact: 0722 897 006

Email: amera909@gmail.com

97.

Trans Nzoia

Antwon Fish Farm

Tilapia

Owner: Judith Mirembe

Nyasi land, off Webuye-Kitale Road Contact: 0707 158 102 / 0724 965 421

Email: williammujumbe@gmail.com

98.

Kilifi

Pwani Fish Farm and Hatchery

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Paul Murage Wachiuri Off Kilifi-Mombasa highway Contact: 0721 273 583

Email: pwanifishfarm@gmail.com

99.

Kakamega

Safe Hatchery

Tilapia

Owner: Wilfred Makokha Shisiru-Shihongo-Ingotse Road Contact: 0716 052 180

Email: safefarm00@gmail.com

100

Kirinyaga

Ornamental Fish Aqua Farm Hatchery

Tilapia, Catfish and Ornamental

Owner: James Bundi Mugo Nyangati, off Kimbimbi-Mwea Road

Contact: 0712 031 294 / 0702 780 396

Email: jbmugo@gmail.com / fishaquafarm@gmail.com

101

Siaya

Jambo Aqua Tech Fish Farm

Tilapia and Catfish

Owner: Madeleine Bitutu Mung’ei Bondo, Usenge

Contact: 0712 638 616

Email: jamboaquatech@gmail.com

 

List of Approved Farms to export to European Union

1.

Zaina Falls Trout Gardens C/o Malewa Gorge Ltd

Nyeri

2.

Jafi Enterprises

Kakamega

3.

Lucy Park

Kiambu

4.

Kalimoni Fish Farm

Kiambu

5.

Pegi Farm

Kiambu

6.

Paradise Fish Farm

Nairobi

7.

Pwani Fish Farm and hatchery, Mtwapa

Kilifi

8.

Kamuthanga Fish Farm

Machakos

9.

Jacklyne Sungu, Bumula

Bungoma

10.

Elgon Fish Farm

Trans Nzoia

11.

Gakuine Farm, Imenti North

Meru

12.

Prof. Mutema Farm-Buuri

Meru

13.

Moses Muriuki Muruhu Farm, Imenti South

Meru

14.

Cosmas Barasa

Bungoma

15.

Green Algae Highland Fish Farm

Kirinyaga

16.

Emmick Enterprises

Kirinyaga

17.

Mwea Aquafish Farm

Kirinyaga

18.

Ornamental Aqua Fish Farm

Kirinyaga

19.

Makindi Fish Farm

Muranga

20.

Gerald Mbogo

Embu

21.

EEPO Fish Farm, Ishiara

Embu

22.

Kinwa Fish Farm

Tharaka Nithi

23.

Kithima Fish Farm

Tharaka Nithi

24.

East Africa (E.A) Fish Farm Co. Ltd

Tharaka Nithi

25.

Lengenet Farm, Rongai

Nakuru

26.

Pillar Farm

Nakuru

27.

Olerai Fish Farm

Narok

28.

Albanus Nyabuto Omwamba

Kisii

29

Njonjo Nganga Farm C/o Sun Flower Gardens

Kajiado

30.

Jewlet Enterprises, Kendubay

Homabay

31.

Victory farms

Homa bay

32.

Rio Holdings

Homa Bay

33.

Mabro fish farm

Siaya

34.

Trufena Farm

Siaya

35.

Ben Ohanga Farm

Siaya

 

Hatcheries/Training Centres

1.National Aquaculture Research and Training Centre, Sagana, Kirinyaga County;

2.Trout Hatchery and Fish Farm, Kiganjo, Nyeri County.

3.Kabonyo Regional Fish Farm, Kisumu  County