Fatuma Mzingirwa

Currently pursuing her PhD at Rhodes University on “enabling sustainable exploitation of skipjack and kawakawa tuna in the Western Indian Ocean”

Has been involved in stock assessment and Hydroacoustic survey for sustainable harvesting of fish and management as a whole.    

Has worked on molecular techniques to investigate genetic diversity of marine fish in the Indian Ocean. The techniques which she has used include mitochondrial DNA and nuclear microsatellites. She has also gained some skills on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) which is an advanced method for genetic studies.   

Has worked in various national and regional projects at KMFRI including South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) and Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP). She has also received grants from the Western Indian Ocean (MARG 1),  International Foundation for Science (IFS) and National commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). 

KMFRI Mombasa
Marine Fisheries ecology and genetic , Fish Stock Assessment
  • Msc,
  • BSc,
  • Mzingirwa FA, Jane M. Nyamora, Johnstone O. Omukoto , Paul Tuda (2020).Stock assessment of the Tigertooth croaker, Otolithes ruber (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) from the commercial prawn trawl fishery by-catch in coastal Kenya. WIO Journal of Marine Science 19 (2 ) 2020 149-165
  • Mzingirwa FA, Stomeo F, Kaunda-Arara B, Nyunja J and Mujibi FDN (2019). Genetic Connectivity of the Sky Emperor, Lethrinus mahsena Populations Across a Gradient of Exploitation Rates in Coastal Kenya. Front. Genet. 10:1003. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01003
  • Mzingirwa FA, Mkare TK, Nyingi Dorothy Wanja and   Njiru J (2019) Genetic diversity and spatial population structure of a deep water snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus in the southwest Indian Ocean. Mol Biol Rep DOI 10.1007/s11033-019-04962-w