Dr Petronila Mbeo awarded by the National Enviromental Trust fund
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Dr Petronila Mbeo awarded by the National Enviromental Trust fund , Kenya for an Innovative way to carry out fish farming in Homabay, Kenya.

Read more about her innovation below:

"SUSTAINABLE CAGE AQUACULTURE – HOMA BAY COUNTY

Dr Petronila Mbeo introduced a new kind of fishing in Homa Bay County, aquaculture or fish greenhouse with the aim of addressing over fishing in Lake Victoria.  This practice houses fish within their natural environment unlike fishponds that are constructed on land.  The method has been found to be sustainable as tilapia is bred in cages set out in the lake.

Conventional fishing in the lake does not assure one of a catch as fish breeding sites have also been exploited by renegade fishermen.  Due to the highly perishable nature of fish, the project is in the process of installing an icemaker.  The longer fish remains unsold, the lower its price resulting in loses.  About 50 women and youth benefit directly from the project."

News featured in the Daily Nation on Thursday 19th May 2016. Advertising feature. Page 51

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