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Title: Uganda Country Report: Study of dagaa trade on Lake Victoria for improved nutrition, food security and incomes.

Date Published: 2016
Author/s: Odongkara, K., Mbilingi, B., Akumu, J., Okura, R. and Nasuuna, A.
Data publication: 2016
Funding Agency : World Fish Centre
Copyright/patents/trade marks: NaFIRRI, LVFO
Journal Publisher: NaFIRRI, LVFO
Affiliation: National Fisheries Resources research Institute, (NaFIRRI)
Keywords: Uganda, Lake Victoria, Fisheries, Nutrition, food security, Income, Rastrineobola argentea, Dagaa, Mukene


Dagaa (Rastrineobola argentea) is one of the three leading commercial species of Lake Victoria, together w ith the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). The stock of dagaa, given by its biomass, has increased in the last ten years making it become an important fishery in the lake. Lake-w ide acoustic surveys conducted to monitor the amount of fish in the lake show an increase from a contribution of 20% (253,054 tonnes) in August 1999 to 42% (911,000 tonnes) in August 2011 and to 44% (1,289,757 tonnes) in August 2014. The overall objective was to develop mechanisms for improved utilization and trade in dagaa.
through provision of information and trade networks for enhanced food security and income