The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County hatchery and research center open
The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County has completed the construction of a US$99,000 fish hatchery and research center five years in the making.
The University of Eldoret, Kenya and Uasin Gishu County has completed the construction of a Sh10 million fish hatchery and research center. Building
started in 2015.
Chief officer for Fisheries, Victoria Tarus, said hatching had already started and fingerlings will be harvested every one to two weeks. The hatchery has the capacity to produce and distribute more than 100,000 certified, high quality fingerlings a week to local farmers, at an affordable price. The County Government in partnership with the University of Eldoret is developing breeds that will be supplied to farmers to boost production, including tilapia and catfish among others. Uasin Gishu county reports 1,728 operational fish ponds with annual fish production of 593,000 kg.
(1 Kenyan Shilling = US$ 0.0099)