Nearshore fish resources and fisheries around Kigoma, eastern coast of Lake Tanganyika

Ndaro, S.G.M. (1992) Nearshore fish resources and fisheries around Kigoma, eastern coast of Lake Tanganyika. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 15(2), pp. 35-38.

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Abstract

The fish habitats along an inshore water stretch along the eastern/central coast of Lake Tanganyika are discussed and a quantitative analysis of the species composition, distribution and abundance of the littoral fishes within the area of study is presented. Seventy-one species of fish belonging to 48 genera and to 15 fish families were collected and identified during the study. The majority of species belonged to the Cichlidae family. Intensive beach seining for clupeids is suggested as one of the causes of low fish biomass in the area surveyed. The areas south of Kigoma appeared to contain more fish, with average catch rates of 11.7 kg/haul than those north of Kigoma where average catch rates of 7.6 kg/haul were recorded. Some suggestions for improved management of these resources are given.

Item Type: Article
Title: Nearshore fish resources and fisheries around Kigoma, eastern coast of Lake Tanganyika
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Ndaro, S.G.M.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 35-38
Date: 1992
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishery resources; Fisheries; Catch composition; Distribution; Abundance; Tanganyika Lake; Kigoma; Tanzania
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9384
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 08:47
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 08:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9384

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