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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.

LIST OF 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 @

Owner: Francis Mwangi

Old Murang’a Road, Thika Greens Golf

Course, Kenol

Contact: 0722 450 468

Email: info@makindifish.co.ke

sammymwangi058@gmail.com

 

 

 

Catfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Owner: Charles Kung’u

 

 

 

& Ornamental

Kigongo in Katitu

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0728 930 726

06

Embu

Pescado Limited

Nile tilapia, Catfish

Owner: Fiona Kendi Njagagua

 

 

 

& Ornamental

Siakago – Nthawa Road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0723 466 492

07

Kiambu

Kambaa Aqua Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Benard Kimani Kanyutu

 

 

 

Ornamental

Near Kambaa Tea Factory, Kambaa town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0721 166 185

 

 

 

 

Email: kkanyutu@yahoo.com

08

Kiambu

Safi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Mercy Wangeci Kamau

 

 

 

Catfish

Next to PCEA Gituku Memorial, Kagwe town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0723 990 253

 

 

 

 

Email: kechikamau@gmail.com

09

Kiambu

Kiamumbi Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Patrick Kamau Macharia

 

 

 

Catfish

Near Kiamumbi police station, Githurai 44

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0713 597 668

10

Kirinyaga

Emmich Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Michael Manyeki

 

 

 

Catfish

Multiple Academy, Kagio

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0720 708 087

 

 

 

 

Email: emmickfarm@gmail.com

11

Kirinyaga

Karunditu Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Jenipher Muthoni Ndegwa

 

 

 

Catfish

Near Karima Primary School

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0711 738 403

 

 

 

 

Email: ndegwamuthonijenipher@gmail.com

12

Kirinyaga

Kutus Aquaculture

Nile tilapia, Catfish

Owner: Michael Mureithi

 

 

Farm

& Ornamental

Next to St. Paul’s Primary, Kutus

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 715 972

13

Kirinyaga

Green Algae Highland

Nile tilapia, Catfish

Owner: William Kiama Njaremwe

 

 

Fish Farm

& Ornamental

Karema Secondary School, Sagana

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 899 904

 

 

 

 

Email: greenalgae01@gmail.com

14

Kirinyaga

Mwea Aqua Fish

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Charles Ngugi

 

 

Farm

Catfish

Near Karoti Girls, Kimbimbi town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0723 557 760

 

 

 

 

Email: info@mweafish.com

15

Nyeri

Eska Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Charles Kareithi

 

 

 

 

Near to Kiamwangi Primary School, Iriaini,

 

 

 

 

Karatina

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0727 359 179

16

Nyeri

Sywan Urban

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Simon Wanjohi

 

 

Aquaculture Centre

Catfish

Next to Kwanderi Primary School, Ruring’u

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0726 893 396

 

 

 

 

Email: wanjohi67@gmail.com

17

Nyeri

Kimathi Disabled

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Joseph Gitonga (Chair)

 

 

Group

Catfish

Dedan Kimathi Ward

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0725 835 646

 

 

 

 

Email: ndungujoseph246@gmail.com

18

Nyeri

Greenwood Hatchery

Catfish &

Owner: Joseph Mathenge

 

 

 

Ornamental

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

Owner: Onesmus Githui Guchuki

 

 

 

& Ornamental

Kimahuri; Kabaru Ward

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0720 399 256

 

 

 

 

Email: onesmusgichuki9@gmail.com

21

Nyeri

Jitunze

Rainbow Trout

Owner: Joseph Gatheru Kinyua

 

 

Environmental Self

 

Kimahuri; near to Kabaru Primary School

 

 

Help Group

 

Contact: 0722 806 147

 

 

 

 

Email: jitunze@yahoo.com

22

Machakos

Afiwas Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: David Liti

 

 

 

Catfish

Kithini village, Mua-Machakos road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 381 129

 

 

 

 

Email: davidmbevaliti@gmail.com

23

Laikipia

Aquafish Nyahururu

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Stanley Kaguongo

 

 

 

Catfish

Oljabet Keni village, on Rumuruti road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0721 973 098

24

Tharaka

East Africa Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Peter Kirigua

 

Nithi

and Hatchery

Catfish

Kabururu village

 

 

Company Limited

 

Contact: 0714 145 806

 

 

 

 

Email: michenintiba@gmail.com

25

Embu

Eastern Earth

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Jacob Njeru

 

 

Environmental

Catfish

Near Ishiara town

 

 

Preservation

 

Contact: 0723 409 834

 

 

Organization Fish

 

 

 

 

Farm

 

 

26

Machakos

Kamuthanga Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Anthony Ndeto

 

 

Limited

 

Mua

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 522 169

 

 

 

 

Email: kamuthangafishfarm@gmail.com

27

Tharaka

Kathima Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Charles Njagi

 

Nithi

 

Catfish

Near Chogoria town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0721 736 590

28

Meru

Kithima Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: County Government of Meru

 

 

 

Catfish

Maili Saba market

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0723 341 651 (manager)

 

 

 

 

Email: justuswawanjala@yahoo.com

29

Laikipia

Laikipia Aquaculture

Nile tilapia

Owner: Adil Butt

 

 

Limited Hatchery

 

Jua Kali town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0725 829 455

 

 

 

 

Email: laikipiaaquaculturelimited@gmail.com

30

Makueni

Makueni Agricultural

Nile tilapia &

Owner: County Government of Makueni

 

 

Training Centre

Catfish

Along Wote-Makindu road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0711 645 201

 

 

 

 

Email: atcmakueni@gmail.com

31

Tharaka

Miracle Hatchery

Nile tilapia, Catfish

Owner: Betty Wanja Kithusi

 

Nithi

 

& Ornamental

Along Chogoria-Kalewa road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0729 145 933

 

 

 

 

Email: bettywanja78@gmail.com

32

Tharaka

Oliwan Hatchery

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Margaret Wanjiku

 

Nithi

 

Catfish

Contact: 0716 142 497

33

Machakos

The Fish Paradise

Nile tilapia, Catfish

Owner: Domiciano Maingi

 

 

 

& Ornamental

Ruai

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 363 980

 

 

 

 

Email: dlmaingi@yahoo.com

34

Meru

Visions Hatchery

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Lawrencia Murocia

 

 

 

Catfish

Mer-Mkindiru Road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0721 415 628

 

 

 

 

Email: murocialawrencia@yahoo.com

35

Migori

Afwa Fish Farm

Nile tilapia

Owner: Joram Achuku

 

 

 

 

Rongo-Kanyawanga road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0714 570 258

 

 

 

 

Email: joramachuku23@gmail.com

36

Siaya

Agunja Hatcheries

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Charles Ngala

 

 

 

Catfish

Near Ugunja town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 442 086

 

 

 

 

Email: charles.ngala@yahoo.com

37

Kisumu

Apondo Fish Farm

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Reuben Omondi

 

 

 

Catfish

Ahero-Mbaka road

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0729 009 711

 

 

 

 

Email: apondofishfarm@gmail.com

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

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Johnson Nyamari

 

 

Fish Farm

Catfish

Tangare town

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0721 761 463

 

 

 

 

Email: johnyamari@gmail.com

40

Kisii

Bomachoge Chache

Nile tilapia

Owner: County Government of Kisii

 

 

Sub-County Fish

 

Ogembo

 

 

Multiplication Centre

 

Contact: 0722 525 926

 

 

 

 

Email: mbugusn77@yahoo.com

41

Homabay

Copana Fish

Nile tilapia

Owner: Emily Awuor Omboto

 

 

Hatchery

 

Near Ringa Girls High School

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0722 859 505

42

Siaya

Great Lakes Feeds

Nile tilapia &

Owner: Fredrick Obudho

 

 

and Hatchery

Catfish

Utonga Beach

 

 

 

 

Contact: 0723 567 403

fred.obudho@gmail.com

Email: info@greatlakes.com

 

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Authenticated hatcheries in Kenya

The table below shows the authenticated hatcheries in the country.

No. COUNTY HATCHERY NAME SPECIES CULTURED

1.    

Kiambu Kamiti Fish and Integrated Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish and Ornamental
2.     Kiambu Samaki Tu Hatchery Nile tilapia
3.  Kiambu Pegy Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
4.     Kiambu Kambaa Aqua Farm Nile tilapia & Ornamental
5.      Kiambu Safi Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
6.   Kiambu Kiamumbi Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
7.     Muranga Bendor Fish Farm Nile Tilapia & Catfish
8.     Muranga Makindi Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
9.   Embu Pescado Limited Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
10.    Embu Eastern Earth Environmental Preservation Organization Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
11.     Kirinyaga Emmich Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
12.   Kirinyaga Karunditu Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
13.   Kirinyaga Kutus Aquaculture Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
14.     Kirinyaga Green Algae Highland Fish Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
15.     Kirinyaga Mwea Aqua Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
16.   Nyeri Eska Farm Nile tilapia
17.    Nyeri Sywan Urban Aquaculture Centre Nile tilapia & Catfish
18.     Nyeri Kimathi Disabled Group Nile tilapia & Catfish
19.    Nyeri Greenwood Hatchery Catfish & Ornamental
20.      Nyeri Mwambia Trout Farm Rainbow Trout
21.     Nyeri Catch Samaki Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
22.    Nyeri Jitunze Environmental Self Help Group Rainbow Trout
23.  Machakos Afiwas Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
24.     Machakos Kamuthanga Farm Limited Nile tilapia
25.   Machakos The Fish Paradise Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
26.     Laikipia Aquafish Nyahururu Nile tilapia & Catfish
27.    Laikipia Laikipia Aquaculture Limited Hatchery Nile tilapia
28.    Tharaka Nithi East Africa Fish Farm and Hatchery Company Limited Nile tilapia & Catfish
29.   Tharaka Nithi Kathima Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
30.   Tharaka Nithi Miracle Hatchery  Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
31.     Tharaka Nithi Oliwan Hatchery Nile tilapia & Catfish
32.    Meru Visions Hatchery Nile tilapia & Catfish
33.   Meru Kithima Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
34.  Migori Afwa Fish Farm Nile tilapia
35.  Migori Bigfish International Fish Farm Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
36.  Migori Kings Beta Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
37.    Siaya Agunja Hatcheries Nile tilapia & Catfish
38.  Siaya Belfish Hatchery Nile tilapia
39.    Siaya Great Lakes Feeds and Hatchery Nile tilapia & Catfish
40.  Siaya Pacho Fish Farm Nile tilapia
41.  Siaya Western Aqua Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
42.   Kisumu Apondo Fish Farm  Nile tilapia & Catfish
43.    Kisumu Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Sangoro Centre Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
44.    Kisumu Lake Basin Development Authority Nile tilapia & Catfish
45.   Kisumu Maseno University Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
46.    Kisumu Pioneer Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
47.  Kisumu RIAT Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
48.    Kisumu Vicinaqua Nile tilapia
49.    Kisii Bomachoge Chache Sub-County Fish Multiplication Centre Nile tilapia
50.    Kisii Kebacha Fish Multiplication Centre Catfish
51.   Kisii Kisii Fish Multiplication and Training Centre Nile tilapia & Catfish
52.   Kisii Kisii University Fish Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
53.   Kisii Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kegati Centre Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
54.   Kisii Omuya Fish Farm Catfish
55.    Homabay Copana Fish Hatchery Nile tilapia
56.    Homabay Jewlet Fish Farm Nile tilapia
57.   Homabay Matenga Fish Farm Nile tilapia
58.    Homabay Muga Fish Farm  Nile tilapia & Catfish
59.   Homabay Rabisa Fish Farm Nile tilapia
60.   Homabay Rusinga Island of Hope Humanist Nile tilapia
61.  Homabay 254 Foods LTD  
62.   Nakuru Arc Shewefu Enterprises Nile tilapia
63.  Nakuru Be My Partner Fish Hatchery Catfish
64.  Nakuru Catfish Enterprises Nile tilapia & Catfish
65.  Nakuru Egerton University Agro-Science Park Fish Farm Nile tilapia
66.   Uasin Gishu University of Eldoret Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
67.    Bungoma Dewals Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish Dewals Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
68.  Bungoma Jolwa Farm Kenya LTD Nile tilapia & Catfish
69.   Bungoma Kanduyi Green Limited Nile tilapia & Catfish
70.   Trans Nzoia Elgon Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
71.   Busia Hydro Victoria Fish Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
72.   Busia Okerebwa Fish Hatchery Nile tilapia & Catfish
73.  Busia Wakhungu Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
74.  Busia Melisa Fish Farm Ludacho Nile tilapia
75.   Vihiga Mwitoko Fish Hatchery and Aquaculture Training Centre Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
76.   Vihiga Tigoi Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
77.  Kakamega Biloti Aqua Fish Farm Nile tilapia & Catfish
78.   Kakamega Labedcash Marine Enterprise Nile tilapia & Catfish
79.    Kakamega Javi Fish Farm Nile tilapia, Catfish & Ornamental
80.   Makueni Makueni Agricultural Training Centre Nile tilapia & Catfish

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