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Title: Appropriate hook size and bait for exploiting Nile perch, Lates niloticus L. in Lake Victoria (Uganda).

Date Published: 2010
Author/s: Samuel Bassa, Boniface Makanga and Fredrick W. B. Bugenyi
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Journal Publisher: Research and management Journal
Affiliation: 1National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, P.O.Box 343, Jinja, Uganda.
2Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Islamic University. P.O.Box 2555
Mbale, Uganda.
3Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Resources Makerere University.
P.O.Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Keywords: Hook and line, Nile perch, Bait


Hook and line is one of the major fishery in the Lake Victoria basin and mainly targets
the Nile perch that is threatened with overexploitation. In the Ugandan waters of the lake,
the Nile perch catches declined from 500,000 t to 300,000 t and at the same time one the fish gear the hook and line effort
increased from 250,000 to 2,70,000 in number between 2000 and 2010