Regulation in Uganda's Lake Victoria fishery: historical and contemporary conditions

Kyangwa, M. and Geheb, K. (2000) Regulation in Uganda's Lake Victoria fishery: historical and contemporary conditions. In: Geheb, K. and Crean, K. (eds.) The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries. Jinja, Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project, pp. 150-161. (LVFRP Technical Document,11)

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Regulation in Uganda's Lake Victoria fishery: historical and contemporary conditions
Personal Creator/Author:
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Kyangwa, M.
Geheb, K.
Title of Book: The Co-management Survey: co-managerial perspectives for Lake Victoria's fisheries
Editors:
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Geheb, K.
Crean, K.
Series Name: LVFRP Technical Document
Number: 11
Page Range: pp. 150-161
Date: 2000
Publisher: Socio-economic Data Working Group of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project
Place of Publication: Jinja
Projects: Lake Victoria Fisheries Research Project Phase II
Funders: Republic of Kenia, Republic of Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, European Development Fund (7ACP-RPR-372)
Issuing Agency: Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization
Additional Information: LVFRP/TECH/00/11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uganda, Lake Victoria; fishery development; fishery management; fishery regulations; resource management
Subjects: Management
Law
Fisheries
Item ID: 3694
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2010 09:11
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:02
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3694

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