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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.

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Stakeholders meeting at Kenya Marine Center facilities

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.

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From Right CEO Kenya Marine Center Jochen Federschmied holding talks with KMFRI government officials. (Center) Asst. Director KMFRI Jacob Ochiewo 

The points in discussion

  • Fishing methods
  • Nursery and breeding grounds for fish
  • Environmental protection
  • Availability of fish
  • Improved image of the industry
  • Employment opportunities amongst many other concerns

As a proud member of Ornamental Fish Industry (OFI) and now a major partner with KMFRI Kenya Marine Center is in the core of the campaign to conserve the ocean reserves by insisting on its message and policy of hand and net fish only.

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“Through such platforms and discussions I can say we are on the verge of a breakthrough to finally achieve the true worth of the aquarium industry potential.” CEO Kenya Marine Center Jochen Federschmied.

 

A pie chart representing the cold season supply of heat pack in shipments

Getting ready for the cold season (winter)

Story by Bondi Jeff.

Between the months of October and March in to the New Year most places we supply with our quality, ornamental marine fish experience the winter season.  As a result, the drop in temperature has led to cases of fish arriving in stressful conditions and sometimes minor losses or mortality

A pie chart representing the cold season supply of heat pack in shipments

A pie chart representing the cold season supply of heat pack in shipments

At Kenya Marine Center (KMC), a solution to this season of the year was to get in the supply of heat packs.

Line Graph defining the the drop in temperature when heat pack is not used

Line Graph defining the the drop in temperature when heat pack is not used

To achieve this noble act we had to stretch our finances because heat packs are very good and useful add ons in all our consignments to these regions.

“Quality service is our commitment”.

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Some of the heat packs yet to be used for shipment

The fish will maintain a standard temperature of 24 degrees Celsius for up to 40 hours and KMC can guarantee quality shipment to all our existing and potential clients.

 There is no investment without expenditure, and as Kenya Marine Center we acknowledge this and invest heavily on the heat packs.