This years ‘World Fisheries Day’ is celebrated in Homa Bay under the theme ‘Investing in social protection to secure equitable blue transformation in the fisheries sector’.
by Luther Osier
Mr Michael Omondi, the Assistant Director for Fisheries spoke on ensuring all memebers in the fisheries sector and the blue economy receive equitable distribution of resources. This statement falling in line with the entire theme for this years’ World Fisheries Day.
Mr Omondi who doubles as the County Program Coordinator for Aquaculture Business Development Program, was eager to share that the celebrations were marked by displaying all the relevant members in the blue economy through various exhibitions. The variety of these exhibitions displayed how distribution can be handled fairly amongst all parties, specifically for women and youth.
“The youth aid in input supplies and infrastructure to assist in the value chain, as such they cannot be left behind,” said Mr Omondi.
In addition, the exhibitions employed a nutritionist as a way to highlight the importance of women in the blue economy. This displays other aspects involved in the blue economy that generate value.
“As much as women might not be able to go fishing, they can invest value addition to the blue economy,” Omondi stated.
Additionally, the ABDP coordinator reiterated that the fish farms in the county have been playing vital roles in the development of the blue economy in the region.