Sheban Mdzomba
Mr. Hinzano is a trained aquaculturist and holds a MSc in aquaculture from University of Gent Belgium. Besides academic training, Mr. Hinzano has also received professional trainings in live feed production and marine hatchery development and management. Mr Hinzano has also participated in a number of aquaculture livelihoods development projects. Before appointment to KMFRI, Mr Hinzano has worked as a technical assistant in a project funded by the funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that piloted breeding of local Penaeid shrimp and spearheaded breeding of local shrimp species in Kenya. Through the engagements, Mr. Hinzano has gained a rich experience in marine fish and crustacean breeding and laviculture, and live feed production more so algae, rotifers and Artemia. Mr. Hinzano has taken part in book chapters development and peer reviewed journal publications as a Co-author. Current, his research focus is on application of dietary herbs and single cell protein technologies in improvement of quality and robustness of hatchery produced crustacean larvae.
Research gate link:
KMFRI Kegati Aquaculture Centre, Kisii
Aquaculture – Mariculture section
Live feed production, Crustaceans breeding, fish health management and fish nutrition
Application of shrimp breeding technologies for enhanced shrimp seeds production and single cell protein technologies for reduction of cost of shrimp production,

2015-2017: MSc Aquaculture (Fish Health Management), University of Gent, Gent, Belgium

2007-2011: BSc Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Musa S., Okechi J., Githukia C., Ombwa V., Kembenya E., Hinzano S., Abwao J. (2020). Inland Aquaculture: Trends and Prospects. In: Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2020: Towards Nutrition -Sensitive Fish Food Systems; Chapter 2: Pages 21–38.
Mary Opiyo, Venny Mziri, Safina Musa, Domitila Kyule, Sheban Hinzano, Miriam Wainaina, Esther Magondu, Kenneth Werimo, and Veronica Ombwa (2020). Fish disease management and biosecurity systems. In: Munguti et al., (Eds). State of Aquaculture in Kenya 2020: Towards Nutrition -Sensitive Fish Food Systems; Chapter 7: Pages 113-126
Dey, B. K., Dugassa, G. H., Hinzano, S. M and Bossier, P. (2020). Causative agent, diagnosis and management of white spot disease in shrimp: A review. Reviews in Aquaculture, 12(2), 822-865.
Orina, P. S., Onyango, D. M., Lungayia, H., Oduor, A., Sifuna, A. W., Otuya, P., ... & Hinzano, S. M. (2020). Water Quality of Selected Fishing Beaches of Lake Victoria Kenyan Gulf.
Project Assignments and Awards
  • Optimizing Artemia Production Technology for Sustainable Aquaculture Development (APTSAD), Food Security and Economic Growth for the East African Coastal Communities, MASMA Project funded by WIOMSA (2020-2022) – Team member.
  • Optimizing breeding technologies for enhanced seed production of local Penaeids shrimps in Kenya, Funded by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-Technical Assistant
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Research Networks in Sub Saharan Africa (SARNISSA) Member
  • Faculty of bioscience engineering University of Gent -Aquaculture alumni-Member
  • African Aquaculture Magazine-Member