Thursday, 22 May 2008

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

President Jakaya Kikwete yesterday ordered investigation on the sharp decline of Nile perch stocks in Lake Victoria. He said the study should be jointly undertaken by experts in the Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries and the Vice-President's Office (Environment).

The head of state said statistics indicates that fish stocks were diminishing at an alarming rate. He cited Nile perch stocks which has declined from 756,000 tonnes in February 2006 to only 375,670 tonnes last February.

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