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Title: Technical Report on the Environmental Monitoring of the Cage Area at the Source of the Nile (SON) Fish Farm for Quarter 3: July-September 2016

Date Published: 2016
Author/s: Egessa, R., Nankabirwa, A. , Namulemo , G., Ocaya, H. , Kiggundu, V., Nsega , M. , Pabire, G. W. , Naluwairo, J. , Magezi, G.
Data publication: September, 2016
Funding Agency : Source of the Nile (SON) Fish Farm
Copyright/patents/trade marks: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, (NaFIRRI)
Journal Publisher: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, (NaFIRRI)
Affiliation: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, (NaFIRRI)
Keywords: Environmental Monitoring, Water physical Chemical variables, Algae, Zooplankton, Benthic macro invertebrates, Fish


In ensuring proper cage fish farming practice that conserves the water environment while increasing fish production, the proprietors of Source of the Nile (SON) fish farm entered into a collaborative arrangement with NaFIRRI, an institute under National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) specializing in fisheries research and innovations, to undertake quarterly environment monitoring surveys at the SON cage fish farm. The following were established as key parameters to be monitored: water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, water transparency, total suspended solids, nutrient status, algae, zooplankton, benthic macro invertebrates and fish communities.