On February 25th, 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI; www.kmfri.co.ke) and Save the Lake Foundation. Since its establishment in 1979, KMFRI has established itself as center of excellence in marine and fisheries research in both marine and freshwater ecosystems. With this important step, Save the Lake Foundation has linked up with a partner deeply rooted in the Lake Victoria Region and the Lake communities.