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Title: Status of commercial fisheries on lakes Edward, George and the Kazinga Channel (Uganda).

Date Published: 2020
Author/s: Nakiyende H ., Nkalubo,W., Bassa, S., Olokotum, M., Nduwayesu, E., Nansereko, F., Basooma, A., Mudondo, P., Endra, A., Arayo., E., Mugeni,B., Mulowoza, A., Bakunda, A., Byamukama, P., Mangeni, M., Kagoya, E., Tumushabe, H., Muhumuza, E., Mangen
Data publication: August, 2020
Funding Agency : Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) through the Multinational Lakes Edward Albert Integrated Fisheries and Water Resources Management (LEAF II)
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: Fisheries, Lake Edward, Lake George, Kazinga channel, Uganda


Lake Edward, shared between Uganda (29%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC (71%) connects with Lake George through the 36 km Kazinga Channel. This connected system of water bodies form a major source of fish for food and income. However, scanty data exists on the commercial fisheries in the these water bodies with the harvested species comprising of Oreochromis niloticus, Bagrus docmac, Protopterus aethiopicus, and Clarias gariepinus. NaFIRRI in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries Resources (DiFR) and the riparian district local governments conducted lake wide Catch Assessment Survey (CAS) to generate information on the current status and trends of harvestable fish species in the three water bodies.