Fish imports from China drop by half to Sh993m

Fish Friday campaign: Uasin Gishu County’s Agriculture executive Samuel Yego second (left) with local farmers at a fish pond in Kapnos village on November 13. 

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In 2018, Kenya bought Sh2.32 billion worth of frozen fish from China.
  • The Netherlands was the country’s third top exporter of fish worth Sh189.37 million in the seven months of 2020, down from Sh193.38 million in 2019.

The Covid-19 pandemic has handed Kenyan fishermen an unexpected boon after fish imports from China dropped to Sh993.62 million in the last nine months of the year, compared to the Sh2.03 billion in 2019.

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