Dr. Peter Odote
My name is Dr. Peter Michael Oduor-Odote (PhD) and I work as a Principal Research Officer at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute in Mombasa Kenya. I hold a PhD degree from the University of Surrey (UK).
I am also the Business Development Manager at KMFRI whose objective is to look at opportunities in KMFRI for income generation. In an extracurricular career, I am involved in ROTARY and I am currently the President of the Rotary Club of  Mombasa Nyali  
Research Networks: Research Gate
KMFRI Mombasa Research Centre
Fish Quality Control, Value Addition, Post-Harvest Technologies, Feeds and bioprospecting
(i) Post harvest control in the cold chain where I have fabricated a low cost and light fish insulated holding container which can be placed next to people’s homes and cool fish as long as there is ice (ii) I have now developed the improved process line for Dagaa processing in the south coast by introducing improved boiling vessels for marine dagaa and processing drainage racks and boiling cylinders for dagaa eliminating the use of plastic containers for boiling the fish which can release carcinogenic materials (iii) I have improved the mama karanga box to have sliding roofs to aid in seeing fish more easily (iv) In fish post-harvest control technologies I with others have successfully designed and implemented improved fish drying racks, solar dryers, solar tunnel dryers and lately the Hybrid windmill solar tunnel dryer, a patented innovation installed in Kipini Kenya for drying in both damp and dry weather conditions using green energy -sun and wind as sources of renewable energy complementing each other. (v) In value addition and fish product development, we have developed and patented a rack dried value added Dagaa product “Rack dried Kimalawari is soy sauce”.
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  • “Glass Panel Solar Powered Tunnel Dryer” Utility Model Number 112. 22nd July 2016
  • “Rack-dried Kimarawali (Dagaa) in soy sauce by Oduor-Odote Peter Michael: Catergory-Utility Model. 150: KE/U/2016/659
  • ”Hybrid Windmill-solar-tunnel Dryer” by Oduor-Odote Peter Michael, Douglas Shitanda & Gareth Kituu. Category:  Utility Model.NUMBER 152. Ref: KE/U/2016/660
  • “Improved Fried Fish Display Box” by Oduor-Odote Peter Michael. Utility Model 151. Ref: KE/u/2016/658
  • Odoli Ogombe Cyprian.;  Kolbrun Sveinsdottir.; Peter Michael Oduor-Odote and Sigurjon Arason (2021). Marketing potential of improved dried sardine (Sardinella gibossa) and capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Southern Kenyan coast.  African Journal of Food Science Vol. 15(4) pp. 162-168, April 2021
  • Oduor-Odote P.M., Shitanda D. , Kituu G., Obiero M. Ruwa R.K (2021) Comparative Drying Performance of Mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) in a Solar Tunnel Dryer and an Open-air Raised Drying Rack . Aquatica Vol 6 Issue No. 1; 32-40
  • Oduor-Odote, P.M., Shitanda D.; Obiero M (2021) Drying Characteristics of Siganids in a Sand-Base Solar Tunnel Dryer and a Traditional Rack Dryer. Kenya Aquatica Vol 6 Issue No. 1; 41-51
  • Obiero M.O.; Odoli CO.; Oduor Odote P M.; Ruwa, RK and Omega M.O (2019). Shelf Life Assessment of Hot Smoked African Catfish Stored Under Different Storage Conditions from Lake Kenyatta, North Coast, Kenya.  WIO Journal of Marine Science 18 (1 ) 2019 1-99
  • Awuor JF.;   Obiero K.;   Munguti J.;  Oginga JO.;  KyuleD.; Opiyo M.A.;  Oduor-Odote P.;    Yongo E,;   Owiti H.; Ochiewo, J (2019).  Market Linkages and Distribution Channels of Cultured, Captured and Imported Fish in Kenya Aquaculture Studies, 19(1), xx-xx http://doi.org/10.4194/2618-6381-v19_1_06
  • Cyprian O.O; Oduor?Odote, PM and  Arason S (2019). The influence of lipid content and pretreatment methods on protein conformation in fish (Capelin, Mallotus villosus) during smoking and drying. Food Science and Nutrition DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.980.
  •  Oduor-Odote Peter; Shamasundar A.; Booman AC.; Nazlin KH.; Maria A.and Zagarramurdi A (2016): Effect of Raw Material Quality on Quality and Yield of Dried Fish Products. International Journal of Food Processing Technology 3: 54-61
  • Odote, P. M. O.; G. M. Kituu.; M. Obiero.; R.Ruwa and N. H.Howell (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
  • Ogongo Bernard Ochieng, Musungu Kathleen Khakasa and Odote Peter Oduor(2015); Observation of the Saxitoxin Producing Microalgae in the Kenyan Kilindini Port Creek Waters; Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 2015 ISSN 1816-4927 / DOI: 10.3923/jfas.2015.
  • Ogongo Benard Ochieng, Odote Peter M. Oduor, Mlanda Mwangemi Nyale (2015). Effects of Vacuum packaging on the Microbiological, Chemical, Textural and Sensory changes of the Solar Rack Dried Sardines during Chill Storage. Bacteriology Journal 5 (1) : 25-39. ISSN 2153-0211/DOI : 10.3923/bj
  • Ogongo Benard Ochieng’, Odote Peter Michael Oduor and Mlanda Mwangemi Nyale (2015). Biochemical and Nutritional quality of sardines using raised solar rack dryers off Kenyan coast. Journal of Food Resource Science 4 : (2) :33-42. Issn 2244-3550/DOI 10.3923/jfrs
  • Odoli, C.O.; Oduor-Odote, PM ; Ohowa B ; Onyango S.O. (2013) :Evaluation of fis handling tchniques employed by artisanal fishers on quality of Lethrinids and Siganids fish genera at landing time along the Kenyan coast using sensory and microbiological methods. AJFAND Vol.13 ; No.5 8167-8186
  • Odoli C.O. ; Odote, P.O ; Lauzon, H ; Mttinsdottir E and Arason, S (2013) :Microbiological quality and shelflife of fresh packaged Tilapia fillets stored under different chill temperatures. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences 2 (4) :2431-2455
  • Oduor-Odote P.M. ; Shitanda D. ; Obiero M and Kituu M.G.M (2010). Drying Characteristics and some quality attributes of Rastrineobola argentea (Omena) and Stolephorus delicatulus (Kimarawali) African Journal of Food Agriculture and Nutrition Development Vol. 10 No. 8
  •  Oduor-Odote P.M. ; Obiero M and Odoli C (2010) Organoleptic effect of using different plant materials on smoking of marine and freshwater catfish. African Journal of Food Agriculture and Nutrition Development Vol. 10 No. 6
  • Oduor-Odote and Obiero, M.O (2009) Lipid Oxidation and Organoleptic Response to Some Smoked Marine Fish in Kenya (2009) African Journal of Food Agriculture and  Nutrition Development  Vol. 9 No. 3 
  • GM Kituu, D Shitanda, CL Kanali, JT Mailutha, CK Njoronge, JK Wainaina and PMO Odote (2009) Influence of Brining on Drying Characteristics of Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in a Glass covered Solar Tunnel Dryer. Agricultural Engineering International: The CIGR Ejournal. Manuscript number. EE 1349, Vol.XI. August 2009
  • Oduor-Odote, P.M and Kazungu J.M. (2008).   The Body Composition of Low Value Fish and their  Preparation into a Higher Value Snack Food.  Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Sciences. Vol 7 No 1 pp 111-117