Dr. Esther Fondo

Has worked in various national and international research projects undertaken in KMFRI, which include the Inventory of Mida Creek Biodiversity; and Status of Trawl Fishery of Malindi Ungwana Bay. She has also participated in the Biological Baseline Port Survey of Mombasa under the GloBallast program of IMO. Has undertaken a study of artisanal fishery in selected sites along the Kenyan coast; exploitation trends of Cephalopods in South Coast of Kenya and Mud crabs in the North Coast of Kenya. She holds a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia, on the effects of fishing on ecosystem dynamics.

KMFRI Mombasa
Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management
Ecosystem functioning, fisheries and fish stock assessment
  • Ph.D.
  • MSC
  • BSc
  • Fondo, E.N., and J.O. Omukoto. 2021. Observations of industrial shallow-water prawn trawling in Kenya. Pp. 44–45 in Frontiers in Ocean Observing: Documenting Ecosystems, Understanding Environmental Changes, Forecasting Hazards. E.S. Kappel, S.K. Juniper, S. Seeyave, E. Smith, and M. Visbeck, eds, A Supplement to Oceanography 34(4), https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.supplement.02-17.
  • Fondo, E.N., Omukoto, J.O., Wambiji, N., Okemwa, G.M., Thoya, P., Maina, G.W. and Kimani, E.N., 2022. Diversity of Shallow-Water Species in Prawn Trawling: A Case Study of Malindi–Ungwana Bay, Kenya. Diversity14(3), p.199.
  • Fondo E.N., Milani C.,Heymans J. J., Skilleter A. 2015. Banning fisheries discards abruptly has a negative impact on charismatic marine megafauna. PLoS ONE10(12):e0144543.doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0144543
  • Fondo E. N., E. N. Kimani, C. N. Munga, C. M. Aura,  G. Okemwa, S. Agembe  (2014). A Review of the Marine Fish Resources Research in Kenya and influence on Management. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol 13, No 2: 143-162.
  • Fondo, E N and B. Ogutu. 2021. Sustainable crab fishery for blue economy in Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 24(1): 21–26, 2021. ISSN: 1463-4988 print / 1539-4077 online. DOI: 10.14321/aehm.024.01.05.