Kyangwa, M. and Geheb, K.
Regulation in Uganda's Lake Victoria fishery: historical and contemporary conditions.
Geheb, K. and Crean, K. (eds.)
The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries.
Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project,
(LVFRP Technical Document,11)
This paper sets out to explore how Uganda's lake Victoria fishery has been managed. It explores the management of the fishery during the protectorate period, and argues that the apparent success of regulation during this time may be attributed to the very heightened controls arising from Sleeping Sickness Controls. Once these were removed, entry into the fishery was rapid and uncontrolled, and the resultant impact on fish stocks was quickly felt. With its huge area, considerable shoreline, and innumerable islands, the lake Victoria fisheries service was quickly overwhelmed and disbanded as a result. In the early independence years, the Republic's government focused on developing the fishery, plans thwarted by turmoil of, and following, Idi Amin's reign. More recently, the fishery has prospered from Uganda's entry into the Nile perch fillet export market, which ahs adversely affected stocks. We present and comment on recently collected data that considers fishers' impressions of the status of the fishery, regulations and future managerial possibilities, and comment on these in the light of recent changes to Uganda's fisheries administration
||Regulation in Uganda's Lake Victoria fishery: historical and contemporary conditions
|Title of Book:
||The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries
||LVFRP Technical Document
||Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
|Place of Publication:
||Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
||Republic of Kenia, Republic of Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, European Development Fund (7ACP-RPR-372)
||Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
||Uganda, Lake Victoria; fishery development; fishery management; fishery regulations; resource management
Ms Maria Kalentsits
||11 Jul 2010 09:11
||29 Sep 2011 17:02
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