Fish exports from China is expected to arrive in the country in the next two weeks. A vessel carrying 48 containers of fish from the Chinese territory is among the 47 ships expected to call at the port of Mombasa soon.
One of the vessels MV Shang JYI is expected to touch Kenyan soil at the Mombasa port today while another MV Yuzassif also offloads another two containers of frozen crabs.
Apparently, the fish is meant for local consumption and a way of growing imports from China. Kenya is experiencing an acute shortage of home grown fish which has created ready market that is now being enjoyed by Chine fish producing firms.
This a few months after Professor Ezekiel Okemwa a researcher in Marine from the Technical University of Mombasa was against the government exportation fish from China.
According to the professor who has ventured into fish farming, it is a shame that a country like kenya with lakes like Victoria, Turkana and many inland rivers that can be a rich source of fish for the Kenyans.