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Title: THE FISHERIES RESOURCES OF LAKE NAKIVALI: Report of a Rapid Assessment of the Lake Nakivali Fishery

Date Published: September 2010
Author/s: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI)
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Affiliation: National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), NARO


Lake Nakivali is one of the four small lakes that form what is known as the Koki lakes
system. It is 14 km long, 6 km wide, 26 km2 in area and has maximum depth of 3.5 m at
high water level. The lake is located in a lake-swamp complex with River Rwizi as the
principle inflow, and a number of peripheral lakes among which are four major ones, i.e.
Lakes Nakivali, Mburo, Kachira, and Kijanebalola.
Lake Nakivali is a controlled lake with four official landing sites, namely: Kikusi, Kahirimbi,
Kashojwa and Rukinga. The latter three are located within a Refugee settlement whereas
Kikusi is outside.