The KEMFSED project covers five coastal counties that border the Indian Ocean: Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, and Lamu because it focuses on improving marine fisheries. It aims to: strengthen the management of fisheries that are priority to coastal livelihoods by implementing interventions to secure stocks at levels for sustainable harvesting.
By better managing and conserving marine and inland water resources, reducing illegal fishing activity, and enhancing the value of the fish products in the fisheries value chains, KEMFSED is expected to enhance the sector’s contribution to the overall economy.
KEMFSED’s Project Development Objective will be achieved through three components that focus on improving governance for sustainable management of priority fisheries, enhance the livelihoods of coastal communities and ensure effective implementation of project activities implemented jointly by the national and county governments as well as local communities.
The primary target group are the fishers and poor fisheries-dependent households, and rural communities with direct or indirect links to fishing activities, including vulnerable groups such as the Tswaka, Watha, Aweer and Sanye.