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Harrison Karisa

Currently, WorldFish Country Director Egypt and Nigeria. He was previously a Scientist in Fish Genetics at WorldFish and Director of Fisheries Resources and Marketing at the State Department of Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Kenya and at National Aquaculture Research Development and Training Centre. He Holds a PhD in Animal Sciences (Fish Breeding, Genetics and Aquaculture) from Wageningen University of Life Sciences, The Netherlands and an MSc in Biodiversity from Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden. He has over 20 years of research experience, programme coordination and administration. Has served in many capacities as a Scientist at different levels with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Kenya. From February 2009 to 2013, he was National Chairman of the Aquaculture Development Working Group, where he instituted a science based aquaculture development drive in Kenya, developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy and policy, and an implementation framework for the aquaculture strategy. Has coordinated several research and development projects including the multi-million dollar Fish Farming Economic Stimulus Programme that saw development of aquaculture making it a major player in in Kenya has been revamped, fish production increased and sustainable aquaculture is being practiced all-over the country.

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