Although various surveys and reports have been made on the fisheries of
Lake Albert, including the most recent by Holden', since the first major survey
by Worthington in 19282
, no account has been published of the expansion of
the fisheries on a commercial basis since that time.
After its formation in 1920 the Uganda Game Department was responsible
for fisheries work in the country, but little work was done until trained officers
a:ere recruited in 1947 as part of the then British Colonial policy. An officer was
'WPosted to Lake Albert in 1949, and there has been a continuous series of records and observations made on the fisheries since then.