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This section of the book presents a main concepts that is relevant to the Artisanal fishers on the Kenyan coast. The Kenyan Government, in 1928, invited Dr. Cecil von Bonde, Director of Fisheries in South Africa, to conduct a survey on the potential of sea fisheries in Kenyan waters, and to identify commercially trawlable areas. During the fifties, sea fisheries started to receive more attention from the Government while trout fishing suffered a severe decline because of the movement restrictions at the time of the Mau-Mau Emergency.

Keywords: Kenyan coast; sea fisheries



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