Blue Economy

Kenya has started prioritizing the blue economy as the seventh sector to drive the achievement of Vision 2030 development agenda. This is also in-line with African Union Agenda 2063 Aspiration 1, particularly goal 6 on blue/ocean economy for accelerated economic growth whose priority is on marine resources and energy, ports operations and marine transport. The need to develop the blue economy is also consistent with achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, as well as SDG 1 (end poverty in all its forms everywhere) and SDG 2 (end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture). KNCCI, will engage the Department of Fisheries and Blue Economy in the Ministry of Agriculture in the development and implementation of the blue economy.