Item Details

Title: Technical Report on the Environmental Monitoring of the Cage Area at the Source of the Nile (SON) Fish Farm for Quarter 4: October-December 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: December, 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, Cage fish farming, Aquaculture, Water quality, Zooplankton, Nutrient, Algae, Fish


National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) undertakes quarterly monitoring of the water environment at Source of the Nile (SON) fish farm. This activity which is through a collaborative arrangement between the proprietors of SON fish farm and NaFIRRI started in 2011 and has continued up to date, with the aim of assessing possible environment changes as a result of SON fish farm operations in the area. The following key parameters were established to be monitored: water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, water transparency, total suspended solids, nutrient status, algae, zooplankton, benthic macro invertebrates and fish communities.