Statistics of 2010 collated from 69 beaches shows that Siaya County had a total catch of 9,000 tons valued at Kshs 836 million. The fisheries sector has a potential of management. Due to the proximity to the Kisumu International Airport, the county will seek to export its fish products to international markets. To facilitate this, access roads to beaches have been constructed and the county will seek to improve the support infrastructure of the beaches and landing sites to enable faster produce delivery to the market.
The county government has identified key areas of intervention in that will propel the fisheries sector to the much needed prosperity. The following opportunities are available for investment;
Upgrade the current high output landing sites into cooling plants and fish auction centres.
Establish cage fish farming sites along the shores of Lake Victoria.
Establish modern boat and fish machinery building plants.
Fish processing factories.
Increasing the number of fish farms in the county.
The county government will identify and provide land for development, offer tax incentives and provide a secure environment that will assist potential investors in the fisheries industry.