Kenya – ocean economy

Kenya’s national economy is second highest in the region after South Africa, and is focused more on terrestrial economic activities – agriculture, terrestrial tourism and trade – rather than marine.

Its ocean economy is only 4% of the national total, and is fifth in line in the region, after Mauritius.


Nevertheless, the ocean economy (that part dependent on living resources) is highly focused on tourism, which accounts for 90% of the total – counting coastal (adjacent infrastructure) and marine (ocean-based activities) together.