New strides

  Kenya Marine center has had a tremendous year influencing change of attitude and perception in the aquarium industry in Kenya. After a decade of hard work and dedication to the business finally, rewards are trickling in from all corners of the world and even at home. [caption id="attachment_543" align="alignnone" width="4439"]kmfri2.jpg Stakeholders meeting at Kenya Marine Center facilities[/caption] Recent meetings with stakeholders from the aquarium industry in Kenya have seen us in the front line for discussions and implementation of a management plan that will see the future of the aquarium business safeguarded. A visit from the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research Institute (KMFRI) to our facilities has opened talks to further sustain the exploitation, management and conservancy of Kenya’s fisheries resources. [caption id="attachment_544" align="alignnone" width="4608"]kmfri.jpg From Right CEO Kenya Marine Center Jochen Federschmied holding talks with KMFRI government officials. (Center)...
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If it was easy everyone would do it

There is a reason Kenya Marine Center is making strides in the ornamental fish industry and its purely hard work and zero tolerance to unscrupulous fishing methods. [caption id="attachment_518" align="alignnone" width="240"]succes ladder Ladder of success[/caption] What do I mean by unscrupulous? It would be sad if the ocean was to become inhabitable to both man and fish. It is why Kenya marine center has taken the initiative to spread wide the importance of hand net fish catching. [caption id="attachment_172" align="alignnone" width="3621"]Kenya marine center  fishermen preparing themselves for some underwater action in the ocean Kenya Marine Center Fishermen get ready to dive underwater[/caption] Here in Kenya running an export company is no child play. It is a full time commitment and everything is built on expenses. For any profit to reflect in our account real work must be done. “Why are your fishes more costly?” A client once asked this, and it got me thinking, why is cheap so expensive?
There is no way we can ever deliver quality if we lowered our prices to satisfy c...
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Hand and Net

In any business, growth is determined by the efforts placed on building networks. Kenya marine center is well aware of this and have resorted to build ourselves a reasonable network with other companies and stakeholders of similar interests. image2 As a registered member of Ornamental Fish International (OFI), we are connected to 37 other member countries who insist on trading with a purpose of sustaining and improving the state of aquaculture worldwide. OFI logo It is important to note that amongst the 38 countries registered with OFI, only 6 are African countries. Kenya Marine Center is the top supplier of East African fish and our reputation has been built around simplicity and attention to the handling of all fish, invertebrates and corals that we catch. One of the best ways to achieve this common goal is to ensure that we only use hand and net to catch our fish. snorkel There are numerous reasons why we insist on this.
  • Better quality
  • Healthy fish
  • Maintain good customer relations
  • Most ...
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How to pack a carpet Shark

Kenya marine center is the largest supplier of ornamental fish and invertebrates in East Africa. Boasting of a decade worth of fish exports, we have a wide range of packing experience including the packing of sharks. In this case the carpet shark. This is a step by step procedure of packing a shark to survive the “flight” of its life literally. Step 1 Know the size of the shark as you fetch it. Carpet sharks can grow up to 4 meters long. [caption id="attachment_434" align="alignnone" width="4608"]tank.jpg Fetching the Carpet Shark inside Kenya Marine Center Facility[/caption] Step 2 Prepare the packing box customized with Styrofoam to accommodate the length of the shark. [caption id="attachment_432" align="alignnone" width="286"]styrofoam.jpg Packing box with styrofoam[/caption] styro 2.jpg Step 3 Place the shark in a special plastic container, before placing it in the plastic bag filled with water. This is to prevent the shark from damaging the plastic bag that holds its water and packed air. [cap...
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Aquarium and Power

Every exporter who owns a decent holding facility will tell you openly that it is impossible to operate in this business without power. Financial power, fishing power, packing power and administrative power to bring in the sales. Last but not least is the electrical power. [caption id="attachment_394" align="alignnone" width="484"]KMC Facility.jpg Kenya Marine Center Export Station/ Facility[/caption] Today as  I under go my daily routine -  the official Kenya marine center content and image provider - I got to see the holding facility as one big aquarium made up of many small tanks and aquariums literally. These tanks are all under one circulation of water and air. [caption id="attachment_395" align="alignnone" width="4365"]facility.jpg Kenya Marine Center Facility and Aquariums[/caption] [caption id="attachment_media-3" align="alignnone" width="473"]Kenya M Facility.jpg Kenya Marine Center Facility.[/caption] I was especially impressed to learn that the water in circulation is the same in all tanks within the ...
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