Kenya Fisheries Industrial Training

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The Government recognizes that the State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
holds a vital key in the implementation of the “Big Four” Initiatives and other national priorities in order to
improve the quality of lives of Kenyans and make Kenya globally competitive. The State Department, has
the mandate to coordinate the development of policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for
fisheries resources; aquaculture development of the blue economy, spatial planning, and integrated coastal
zone management.

In liaison with the Kenya Fisheries Service (KeFS), the state Department is in the process of developing a
local fishing fleet to enhance the exploitation of fisheries resources in the blue space and therefore requires
trained crew who can be deployed in locally and foreign owned fishing vessels licensed to fish in Kenya’s
Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) or be available for any such fisheries jobs available internationally.

The state Department wishes to recruit over one thousand (1000) young persons across the country for
fishing crew training at the Marine facilities in Mombasa for three weeks and also get at sea fishing
experience on board a deep sea fishing vessel.

Participants will benefit from the training in the following ways:
a. Build capacity to undertake responsible fishing ;
b. Distinguish between various approaches and applications of deep sea fishing practices and
technologies including fishing gears.
c. Develop competence in handling disasters at sea;
d. Enhancing employability in deep sea fishing industry

Who Should Apply
Applicants should meet the following conditions

  1. Male Kenyan Adults
    Age of 35 years and below
  2. Holder of KCSE certificate or an equivalent qualification
  3. Physically fit to undergo through strenuous deep sea fishing experience
  4. Provide proof of physical fitness from a recognized medical facility in Kenya

Training schedule

A one week theoretical training at a venue in Mombasa

A three weeks on board fishing vessels practical training

A two weeks STCWF course at Bandari Maritime Academy


How to apply


Applications should be made by downloading and filling the prescribed Kenya Fisheries service Application
form available on the Kenya Fisheries Services website www.kenyafisheriesservice.go.ke and Ministry of
Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives website www.kilimo.go.ke. Duly filled form submitted to
the local County Commissioner’s office by the close of business on 20th October 2020. Late applications
will not be accepted.