KMFRI Publications for FY 2015-2016

  1. Aura, C.M. Hassan, F. Osore, M. Morara, G. Uku, J. (2015) A Comprehensive public-private partnership concept for resources sustainability from a mega project management multi-level perspective. International Journal of Management and Sustainability,Vol. 4 no. 11 p: 218-236
  2. Babu J.M, Getabu A.M, Nyaundi K Jembe D, Boera P, Sitoki L, Mwayuli G.A, Omondi R.O, Olilo C.O  (2015). Phytoplankton distribution and abundance in small water bodies of the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Vol 2 no. 6 p: 166-169
  3. Babu JM, Sitoki LM, Ogendi GM, Getabu AM, Boera PN, Akunga GN, Nyaundi JK, Njiru JM, Mwayuli A, Olilo CO (2015) Effect of point source pollution on water quality, phytoplankton diversity and abundance in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Int. J Fisheries Aquatic Studies Vol. 2 no. 4 p : 178-183. 
  4. Babu, J.M, Sitoki L.M, Ogendi,G.M, Getabu A.M, Boera,P.N, Akunga G.N, Nyaundi J.K, Njiru J.M, Mwayuli G.A, Olilo C (2015). Effects of point pollution on Water quality phytoplankton Diversity and Abundance in Lake Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries And Aquatic studies 2(5):57-64
  5. Babu, J.M., Sitoki, L.M., Ogendi, G.M., Getabu, A.M., Ojwang, W.O., Boera, P.N., Akunga, G.N., Nyaundi, J.K., & Njiru, J.M., (2015). ‘Effects of point source pollution on water quality, phytoplankton diversity & abundance around Kisumu Bay, Lake Victoria, Kenya’. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference at Kisii University: on AFRICA and THE NEW WORLD ORDER, held between 30th July- 2nd August 2014. (This paper now published in Scientific Journal, 2015)
  6. Boera PN., Orina P., Obiero K., Munguti J. and Charo Karissa. (2015). The Status Of Fish Farming In Kisii County, Kenya, The Case Of Gucha, Kenyenya And Nyamarambe Sub Counties. A poster presented at the KAPAP – CGS Collaborative Research Stakeholders Conference KALRO Headquarters, Nairobi 10TH-12th June 2015
  7. Boera, PN., Obiero, KO., Abwao, J., Githukia, CM., Opiyo, MA., Orina, PS., And Munguti, JM (2015). Adoption of Appropriate Seed and Feed Technologies for Enhanced Fish Production among Fish Farmers in Kenya. Paper presented at the KAPAP – CGS Collaborative Research Stakeholders Conference KALRO Headquarters, Nairobi 10TH-12th June 2015
  8. Borges AV., Darchambeau F., Teodoru C. R., Marwick TR., Tamooh F., Geeraert N., Omengo FO., Guérin F., Lambert T., Morana C., Okuku E. O. & Bouillon S. (2015). Globally significant greenhouse-gas emissions from African inland waters. Nature Geoscience.
  9. Bosire, JO, Lang’at, JK., Kirui, B., Kairo, JG., Mwihaki, LM., and Hamza AJ. 2015. Mangroves of Kenya. In: Bosire JO., Mangora MM., Bandeira S., Rajkaran A., Ratsimbazafy R., Appadoo C. and Kairo JG. (eds.). Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management. WIOMSA, Zanzibar Town, pp. 15-31
  10. Bourjea, J. Mortimer, J. Garnier,  Okemwa, B. Godley, G. Hughes, M. Dalleu, C. Jean and S. Cicione (2015) Population structure enhances perspectives on regional management of the Western Indian Ocean Green Turtle. Conservation Genetics
  11. Cyprian, O. O., Nguyen, V. M., Sveinsdottir, K., Jonsson, A., Tomasson, T., Thorkelsson, G., & Arason, S. (2015). Influence of smoking and packaging methods on lipid stability and microbial quality of Capelin (Mallotus villosus) and Sardine (Sardinella gibossa). Food Science & Nutrition3(5), 404–414.
  12. Cyprian, OO., Nguyen, VM., Sveinsdottir, K., Jonsson, A., Thorkelsson, G., & Arason, S. (2015). Influence of lipid content and blanching on capelin (Mallotus villosus) drying rate and lipid oxidation under low temperature drying. Food Process Engineering, 39, 237–246.
  13. Daw TM, Coulthard S, Cheung WWL, Brown K, Abunge C, Galafassi D, Peterson GD, McClanahan TR, Omukoto JO and Munyi L. 2015. Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. 
  14. Edna, W., J. Mugo, B. Obegi and J. Last (2015). Socio – economics of re-introduced Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha (Kenya). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies Vol. 2 no. 3 p. 108 -113.
  15. Everett, BI., Groeneveld, JC. Fennessy, ST. Dias, N. Filipe, O. Zacarias, L. Igulu, M. Kuguru, B. Kimani, E. Munga, CN. Rabarison, GA. Razafindrakoto, H. Yemane, D (2015) Composition and abundance of deep-water crustaceans in the Southwest Indian Ocean: Enough to support trawl fisheries? Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 111 p.  50-61.
  16. Fondo, EN. Kimani, EN. Munga, CN. Aura, CM. Okemwa,G and Agembe, S. (2015) A Review on Kenyan Fisheries Research: 1970-2009 Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol. 13. No. 2, pp. 143 – 162.
  17. Fondo, EN., Kimani, EN., Munga, CN., Aura, MC., Okemwa, G., Agembe, S. (2015). A Review on Kenyan Fisheries Research: 1970-2009. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 13(2) 143 – 162.
  18. Fondo, EN., Milani, C., Heymans, JJ., Skilleter, A. 2015. Banning fisheries discards abruptly has a negative impact on charismatic marine megafauna. PLoS ONE10(12):e0144543.
  19. Githukia, CM, Ogello, EO, Kembenya, EM, Achieng’ AO, Obiero, KO and Munguti, JO. (2015). Comparative Growth performance of male monosex and Mixed sex Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) reared in earthen Ponds. Croatian Journal of Fisheries. Vol. 73 p. 20-25
  20. Githukia, CM., Ogello, EO., Kembenya, EM., Achieng’ AO., Obiero, KO., Munguti JM (2015). Comparative growth performance of male monosex and mixed sex nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus ) reared in earthen ponds. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, p. 42-53.
  21. Huxham, M., Emerton, L., Kairo, J., Munyi, F., Abdirizak, H., Muriuki, T., Nunan, F, & Briers, A.R.  2015. Applying Climate Compatible Development and economic valuation to coastal management: A case study of Kenya's mangrove forests. Journal of Environmental     Management 157, 168-181. 
  22. Kamau JN., Ngila JC., Kirui B.,Mwangi S., Kosore MC., Wanjeri VO. and Okumu S.(2015.) Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization in sewage impacted forest. Journal of soil and sediment Vol. 15 p. 2466–2475.
  23. Kamau, JN. Kuschk, P. Machiwa, J, Macia, A.., Mothes, S., Mwangi, S., Munga, D., and Kappelmeyer, U. (2015) Investigating the distribution and fate of Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in sewage impacted mangrove fringed creeks of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Journal of Soils and Sediments Vol. 15 p. 2453-2465
  24. Kamau, JN. Ngila, JC Kirui, B Mwangi, S. Kosore, CM Wanjeri, V and Okumu, S. (2015). Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization I a sewage impacted forest, Mikindani, Kenya, Soils Sediments, Vol. 15 p. 2466–2475.
  25. KCDP. (2015). Lamu Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Assessment Technical Report: Research Geared towards Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Management of Kenya’s Coastal and Marine Resources, KMFRI technical report series, Mombasa, pp.45
  26. Keyombe, JL, Waithaka, E., Obegi, B. (2015). Length–weight relationship and condition factor of Clarias gariepinus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies,  Vol. 2 p. 6 p. 382-385
  27. Kihia, CM, Hendrick, Y., Muthumbi, AW., Okondo, JP., Nthiga, A. Njuguna, VM. Morphometric and developmental characteristics of fish landed by artisanal bait fishers at the Mida Creek, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Vol. 6 no. 2 pp. 15-24.
  28. Kihia, CM., Hendrick, Y., Muthumbi, AW., Okondo, JP., Nthiga, A. Njuguna, VM. Diet and trophic status of fish landed by tropical artisal bait fishermen, Mida Creek, Kenya. International Journal of Marine Science. Vol. 5 no. 42 pp. 1-9.
  29. Kihia, CM., Muthumbi, AW., Okondo, JP., Nthiga, A. & Njuguna, VM. Gastropods shell utilization among hermit crabs targeted by bait fishers along a tropical mangrove fringed creek, Mida, Kenya. Wetlands Ecology and Management. Vol. 23  no. 5, pp. 921-932.
  30. Kimani, E., Okemwa, G. and Mwangi. G. 2015. Culture Suitability of Selected Coral Species for the Ornamental Trade. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol. 13 no. 1 p. 11-22.
  31. Kinaro, ZO Xue, Liangyi NyaundiKJ. Shen, Jingyi. (2015). The mitochondrial genome of an endangered native Singidia tilapia, Oreochromisesculentus: genome organization and control region polymorphism’. Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2 Vol. 27 no. 6 p. 4344-4346.
  32. Kinaro, ZO., Nyaundi, JK., Liangyi, Xue. (2015). ‘Complete mitochondrial DNA sequences of the Victoria tilapia (Oreochromisvariabilis) and Redbelly Tilapia (Tilapia zilli): genome characterization and phylogeny analysis’Mitochondrial DNA Part A Vol. 27 no. 4 p. 2455-2457
  33. Kosore, M. Galindo-Riano M.D. and Díaz-de-Alba, M. (2015) Assessing trace-element mobility in Algeciras Bay (Spain) sediments by acid and complexing screening. Arabian Journal of Chemistry
  34. Long’ora, AE., Abuom, PO., Owiti, DO., Malala, JO. (2015). Influence of Artisanal fishing Gears on Physico-Chemical Parameters of Ferguson’s Gulf in Lake Turkana, Kenya. Sch. Acad. J. Biosci., Vol. 3 p. 12 p. 1005-1013.
  35. Magondu, E.W., Karisa, H.C., Verdegem, M.C.J. and Nyakeya, K. (2015). Enhancing productivity of Labeo victorianus ponds using maize flour as a carbohydrate source. Aquaculture Nutrition., Vol. 21, p. 942-951
  36. Magondu, EW. Verdegem, MCJ., Nyakeya, K. & Mokaya, M. (2015) Production of aerobic, anaerobic and anoxic bioflocs from tilapia sludge. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Vol. 2 no. 5 p. 347-352
  37. Magori, C. (2015): Characterization of Estuarine Flow by Means of Time Series Cross-Correlation and Cross-Spectrum Analysis: A Case Study of Mtwapa Creek, Kenya. International Research Journal of Geology and Mining. Vol. 5 no. 3, p. 2276-6618.
  38. Mirera, OD., and Mosknes, PO, (2015). Comparative performance of wild juvenile Scylla serrata (Forsskål) in different culture systems: net cages, mangrove pens and earthen ponds. Aquaculture international, Vol. 23 p. 155–173 
  39. Moksnes, PO, Mirera, OD, Bjorkvik, E, Hamad, ID, Mahudi, HM, Nyqvist, D, Jiddawi, N, Troell, M. (2015). Natural growth of Scylla serrata in East Africa: A valuable tool for assessing growth of mud crabs in aquacultures. Aquaculture research, Vol. 46, p. 2938–2953 
  40. Moraa, Z.,  Njiru J. Raburu P and Masese F.O (2015): Effects of human activities on macro-invertebrate community composition and water quality in the upper catchment of Mara River Basin, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management  Vol. 20 p. 128–137
  41. Morara G., Hassan F. and Osore, M.K. (2015). Sustaining local livelihoods through coastal fisheries in Kenya. In: Agnieszka, E.L (Ed). Sustainability Indicators In Practice De Gruyter Open, Berlin 255p
  42. Morara, NG., Hassan, F. &  Osore, MK. (2015) Sustaining Local Livelihoods through Coastal Fisheries in Kenya. In Latawiec, A. & Agol, D. (2015). Sustainability Indicators in Practice. Berlin: De Gruyter Open. Pp 99 – 125.
  43. Mugo-Bundi, J., Oyoo-Okoth, E., Ngugi, CC., Manguya-Lusega, D., Rasowo, J., Chepkirui-Boit, V., Opiyo, M. and Njiru, J. (2015), Utilization of Caridina nilotica (Roux) meal as a protein ingredient in feeds for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture Research, Vol. 46 p. 346–357.
  44. Munguti, J. (2015) Linking fish production with markets in Kenya In: KAPP and IIRR. 2015. Fruits of our toil: Increasing agricultural productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers in Kenya. Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi.
  45. Murage, LD. and Mwaura, JM. (2015) Wasini community rallied to secure its future: People and the environment, WIOMSA Issue no. 7
  46. Mutie, A. Ojwang, W. Werimo, K. Omondi, R. and Ouko, J (2015). Intriguing case of ecosystem dynamics in the Lake Victoria: Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Escherichia coli. Int. J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. Vol. 2 no. 5 p. 110-113
  47. Mwachireya, SA, McClanahan, TR. Hartwick, BE. Cote, IM. Lesack, L (2015) Growth and corallite characteristics of Kenyan scleractinian corals under the influence of sediment discharge.  International J. of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 7 no. 8 p. 364-377
  48. Mwachireya, SA, McClanahan, TR. Hartwick, BE. Cote, IM. Lesack, L. (2015) Effects of river sediments on coral recruitment, algal abundance and benthic community structure on Kenyan coral reefs African J. Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 9 no. 7 p. 615-631.
  49. Mwamburi Job, (2015) Comparative evaluation of the concentrations of lead, cadmium and zinc in surficial sediments from two shallow tectonic freshwater lake basins, Kenya. African Journal of Science and Technology  Vol. 9 no. 6 p. 531-544.
  50. Mwaura, JM., Ghebre, TE, Edward Vanden Berghe and Ngisiang’e, N. (2015) Assessment of fishing grounds characteristics and use by artisanal fishers in Kenya using integrated GIS-RDMS framework. In review; Marine and Coastal fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem system science journal
  51. Ngugi, CC, Oyoo-Okoth, E, Mugo-Bundi, J, Orina, PS, Chemoiwa, E. J, Aloo, PA. (2015). Effects of dietary administration of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on the growth performance, biochemical, hematological and immunological parameters in juvenile and adult Victoria Labeo (Labeo victorianus) challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila. Fish Shellfish Immunol; Vol. 44 no. 2 p. 533-541.
  52. Njiru J, Morara G, Waithaka E, Mugo J. (2015) Fish Kills In Lake Naivasha, Kenya:  What Was The Probable Cause? International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Vol. 3 no. 1 p. 179-184
  53. Obiero KO, Abila RO, Njiru MJ, Raburu PO, Achieng AO, Kundu R, Ogello EO, Munguti JM. and Lawrence T. 2015. The challenges of management: Recent experiences in implementing fisheries co-management in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, Vol. 20 p. 139–154
  54. Ochiewo, J. (2015). Social and economic impacts of capture fisheries and mariculture. In UNEP-Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA. The Regional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean. UNEP and WIOMSA, Nairobi, Kenya, 546 pp.
  55. Odhiambo, OK Abila, RO. Njiru,  MJ. Raburu, PO.  Achieng, AO. Kundu, R. Ogello, EO. Munguti, JM. Lawrence, T. (2015). The Challenges of Fisheries Management: Recent Experiences in Implementing Fisheries Co-Management in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management, Vol. 20 p. 1–16 
  56. Odote, PMO.; Kituu, GM.; Obiero, M.; Ruwa, R.and Howell, NH. (2015). “Performance evaluation of hybrid thin layer solar tunnel-windmill dryer in the drying of brined and non-brined Tafi (Siganus sutor) Fish. AgreInt. CGIR Vol. 17 No. 1. Pp 273-283
  57. Ogello, EO. and Hagiwara A. 2015. Effects of chicken manure extract on the population growth, mixis induction and body size of the freshwater rotifer Brachionus angularis Gosse 1851. Asian Fisheries Science Vol. 28 p. 174-185
  58. Ogendi, GM, Getabu, AM, Onchieku, JM, Babu, JM (2015). An assessment of some physical, chemical and Biological characteristics of Nyanchwa- Riana River flowing through Kisii town in south West Kenya. International Journal of applied Science and Technology Vol. 5 no. 2 p. 68-79
  59. Ogendi, GM, Getabu, AM, Onchieku, JM, Babu, JM (2015). An assessment of Microbial load of Nyanchwa – Riana Rivers, Kisii, Kenya.  Vol. 2 Issue 6, Part C Vol. 2 no. 6 p. 182-192.
  60. Ogongo BO, Odote PMO and MM Nyale (2015). Biochemical and Nutritional quality of sardines using raised solar rack dryers off Kenyan coast. Journal of Food Resource Science Vol. 4 no. 2 p. 33-42.
  61. Ogongo BO, Oduor, OPM. Nyale, MM (2015). Effects of Vacuum packaging on the Microbiological, Chemical, Textural and Sensory changes of the Solar Rack Dried Sardines during Chill Storage. Bacteriology Journal Vol. 5 no. 1 p. 25-39.
  62. Ogongo, BO, Khakasa, MK and Odote, PO; (2015); Observation of the Saxitoxin Producing Microalgae in the Kenyan Kilindini Port Creek Waters; Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, Vol. 10 p. 181-190.
  63. Okello, C., Antonellini, M., Greggio, N., Wambiji, N., (2015). Freshwater resource characterization and vulnerability to climate change of the Shela aquifer in Lamu, Kenya. Environmental Earth Sciences Vol. 73, no. 7 pp 3801–3817
  64. Okello, C., Tomasello, B., Greggio, N., Wambiji, N., and Antonellini, M., (2015). Impact of Population Growth and Climate Change on the Freshwater Resources of Lamu Island, Kenya. Water Vol. 7 p. 1264-1290
  65. Okemwa, G., Kaunda-Arara, B., Kimani, E., Ogotu, B., Ong’anda H., Obota, C. and Ontomwa, M. (2015). Gear-based species selectivity and potential interactions between artisanal and aquarium fisheries in coastal Kenya: implications for reef fisheries management. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 14, no. 1-2 p. 39-51.
  66. Okemwa, GM. Kaunda-Arara, B. Kimani, EN. Ogutu, B. Ong’anda, H. Obota, C. and Ontomwa, M. (2015) Gear-based species selectivity and potential interactions between artisanal and aquarium fisheries in coastal Kenya: implications for reef fisheries management. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol. 14 p. 39-51
  67. Okuku O., Bouillon, S., Ochiewo, J. O., Munyi, F., Kiteresi, L. I. and Tole, M. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. (International Journal of water Resources Development, Vol. 32 no. 2 p. 267-285.
  68. Okuku, E.O., Bouillon, S., Ochiewo, J., Munyi, F., Kiteresi,L.I, & Tole., M. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. International Journal of Water Resources Development, vol. 32 no. 2, p. 267-285 
  69. Ombwa, V. Orwa, P. Mutie, A. Omondi, R. Werimo, K. and Ouko, J. (2015). Effect of Eichhornia crassipes on coliforms load in small water bodies within Lake Victoria basin, Kenya. African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol. 9 no. 10 p. 736-740 
  70. Opiyo, M.A., Orina, P., Kyule, D., Munguti, J. M. Nyonje, B.M. and Charo-Karisa, H. (2015) Growth performance and survival of three African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell 1882) strains reared in hapas in Kenya. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa Vol. 64 p. 31-39.
  71. Orina, PS. Charo-Karisa, H. Munguti, JM. Boera, P. Abwao, J. Kyule, D. Opiyo, M. Marcial, H. Rasowo, JO. (2015). A Comparative Study of Labeo victorianus (Bouelenger, 1901) and Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Polyculture Systems. Turkish Journal of Biology
  72. Orina, PS. Charo-Karisa, H. Boera, P. Abwao, J. Kyule, D Opiyo, M Munguti, JM. Rasowo, JO. (2015). Effect of Stocking Density and Diet on Growth and Survival of African carp (L. victorianus Bouelenger, 1901) Larvae. Journal of Applied Aquaculture
  73. Owiti, H., Omunyang’oli, P., Awuor, M., Ochiewo, J., (2015). Socio-economic assessment of artisanal shrimp fishery of the Malindi Ungwana Bay. Technical Report KMF/Component 1/KCDP, 2015
  74. Robert, EMR, Oste, J. Van der Stocken, D De Ryck, TJR. Quisthoudt, K. Kairo, JG. Dahdouh-Guebas, F. Koedam, N. Schmitz, N. (2015) Viviparous mangrove propagules of Ceriops tagal and Rhizophora mucronata, where both Rhizophoraceae show different dispersal and establishment strategies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology Vol. 468 p. 45–54
  75. Shaghudhe, Y., Mburu, W., Arthurton, R., Dubi, A., Gachuiri, S., Magori, C., Kangwe, J., Msuya, F., Mwaipopo, R., Nyandwi, N., Ochiewo, J., Ong'anda, H., Mtui, R., Sanga, I., Shalli, M., & Uku, J. (2015): Shoreline Change in Tanzania and Kenya: Manual for Assessment and Design of Mitigation Strategies. WIOMSA Book Series No. 16. Zanzibar: WIOMSA xii + 85.
  76. Swaleh, B. Kaunda-Arara, R. Ruwa and R. Raburu 2015 Ecosystem-based assessment of a prawn fisheries in coastal Kenya using indicators. Ecological Indicators Vol. 50 p. 233-241.
  77. Swaleh, K. Kaunda-Arara, B. Ruwa, R. and Raburu, P. (2015) Ecosystem-based assessment of a prawn fishery in coastal Kenya using ecological indicators.  Ecological Indicators Vol. 50 p. 233-241.
  78. Uku, J. Ocean Sourced Carbonate Production. In UNEP-Nairobi Convention and WIOMSA 2015. The Regional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean. UNEP and WIOMSA, Nairobi, Kenya, 546 pp. 
  79. van der Ven, RM. Triest, L. De Ryck, DJR. Mwaura, JM. Mohammed, MS. and Kochzius, M. (2015) Population genetic structure of the stony coral Acropora tenuisshows high but variable connectivity in East Africa. Journal of Biogeography;  Vol. 43 no. 3 p. 510-519
  80. Waithaka, E, Mugo J, Obegi B. and Last, J. (2015) Socio-economics of the re-introduced Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha (Kenya), International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies Vol. 2 no 5 p. 142-146