Lake View Fisheries Ltd has built Kenya’s first women and youth owned, vertically integrated, sustainable commercial tilapia cage aquaculture operation. We have created a unique multi-faceted development project that will improve the availability of sustainably farmed affordable tilapia in Kenya.

HISTORY

Set up by Michelle and Gilbert Mbeo, Lake View fisheries is a  fish farm in Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria that is a leader of aquaculture in Kenya, changing the way traditional fish farming has been previously practiced. We are dedicated to sustainably producing the highest quality Nile tilapia while applying cutting edge aquaculture technology to bring a true taste of Lake Victoria deliciousness to your table. Our State-of-the-Art, highly innovative tilapia farm coupled with our highly experienced aquaculture team will assure consistent supply, high quality, and affordable tilapia nation-wide. We have taken significant steps to ensure that we: Farm Sustainably, Eat Sustainably, and Live Sustainably

Mission

We aim to be a leading example of environmental and social stewardship within the Kenyan aquaculture industry. Our goal is to serve and support the community by enriching livelihoods, employment creation, aquaculture training and community development programs

Vision

At Lake View Fisheries, our vision is to improve food security in Kenya by providing a constant supply of fresh, affordable tilapia

Aquaculture

We cultivate our wholesome tilapia in its natural habitat, the fresh waters of Lake Victoria. Our carefully selected cage site enables us to grow fish away from industrial pollution and the water hyacinth menace. This gives Lake View Fisheries’ tilapia the unmatched flavour you can only find in the best fish from the Lake

Awards

1) National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) Green Innovations Award III. May 19th 2016

Third position in the SME category. Recognizing our efforts in promoting sustainable cage aquaculture. Received a cash award as well as ongoing business development support from NETFUND to assist with up-scaling the LVF project.

http://netfund.go.ke/index.php/12-news-feed/127-netfund-gia-iii-winners-announced

2) National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation. 2017

Received an Innovation Award for our environmentally friendly, sustainable cage aquaculture project. Received a cash award.

3) GIZ/Green Cooling Initiative

In 2016 a competitive call was made for agribusiness companies/entities to write a business plan for an environmentally friendly cold chain. LVFs business plan was selected as the winner. Received a grant made up of material and technical support to develop a green cold chain starting with an environmentally friendly cold room powered by solar energy and utilizing thermo efficient panels plus non greenhouse gas emitting refrigerants.