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Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute - Marine Species
Entry ID: kenya_marine

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Abstract: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Fisheries Development of the Government of Kenya. It is mandated to conduct aquatic research covering all the Kenyan waters and the corresponding riparian areas including the Kenyan's EEZ in the Indian Ocean waters.

This collection was compiled from publications, and it currently consists of 3080 records of 533 families.
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Description: Sub-Saharan African OBIS (AfrOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -0.02   S: -4.71   E: 41.74   W: 37.91

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Kenya
Dataset Title: KMFRI Marine
Dataset Release Date: September 2010
Dataset Release Place: Mombasa, Kenya
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource:
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Quality As the dataset is compiled from publications, most of the records are located in the centre of Kenya.
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: nwambiji at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23