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Dr. Erick Ogello

Chairman of Department (COD) : Specialist: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy Specialist
PhD, Fisheries Science, Nagasaki University, Japan
Msc. Aquaculture (Great Distinction), Ghent University, Belgium
Bsc. Fisheries (First Class Honors), Moi University, Kenya

Dr. Ogello is a scholar and researcher, currently working in the Department of Animal and Fisheries Sciences, Maseno University, Kenya. He holds a PhD degree in Fisheries Science from Nagasaki University, Japan., Msc. degree in Aquaculture (Great Distinction) from Ghent University, Belgium, and Bsc. Degree in Fisheries (First Class Honors) from Moi University, Kenya. He has obtained professional training in Responsible Aquaculture Development at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Aquaculture Production and Management at University of Jerusalem, Israel, Streams and River Ecology at Linchoping University, Sweden and Senior Management Course at the Kenya School of Government. He is an African Food Fellow, with specialized training under the African Food System and Leadership Fellowship Program by Wageningen University and research, the Netherlands. Dr. Ogello is a passionate crusader for productive and sustainable food systems within the framework of fisheries, aquaculture and related disciplines, through demand-driven research, training and advocacy. His research interests include Fisheries Science, Limnology, Aquaculture Value Chain (production, nutrition, post-harvest management, value addition and marketing), food systems and Blue Economy.  He has published over 70 scholarly articles in peer reviewed international journals, and presented talks and papers in several local and international scientific conferences. He is an Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems – Aquatic Foods Journal and a reviewer in several international journals. He is also a member of Eastern African Water Association (EAWA) and Aquaculture Association of Kenya (AAK).

Research Projects


  1. Potentials of Agroecological practices in east africa with a focus on Circular water-energy-nutrient systems (PrAEctiCe)
  2. BLUE-CYCLING Food Systems & Climate (FOSC) - Integrated aquaculture and agriculture for resource-efficient food production 
    • Objective: Improve resilience and reduce volatility in agri-food production and food markets to sustainably improve food security in the context of climatic variation;
  3. Optimizing Black Soldier Fly Value chain for Sustainable Aquaculture and Food Security in Kenya and Uganda (OBSAFS)
    • Objective: Develop effective BSF production technologies 
  4. Validating Climate-Smart Fish Culture Systems (CSFCS) for Increased Aquaculture Productivity and Livelihood Security in Kenya
    • Objective: Enhance aquaculture productivity and livelihoods through validation of climate-smart fish culture systems in Busia, Siaya and Kakamega Counties
  5. Optimizing Artemia Production Technology for Sustainable Aquaculture Development (APTSAD), Food Security and Economic Growth for the East African Coastal Communities
    • Objective: Enhancing livelihoods of East African coastal communities through integrated Artemia-aquaculture and Value Chain linkages in Malindi and Tanga (APTSAD)

“A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life.” “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” “If I'm not fishing, I'm thinking about it.”