Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Hope as Nile Perch stock recovers in Lake Victoria

From The Guardian, Dar es Salaam
By Adam Ihucha

Nile Perch stock in Lake Victoria is slowly, but surely recovering, thanks to the decision by Tanzania and Kenya to seal off their territorial waters to overseas fishermen.

“A latest hydro acoustic survey shows that the Nile perch stock is now crawling towards 400,000 tonnes, up from 340,000 tonnes in 2008,” says Dr John Magufuli, the Livestock and Fisheries Development Minister.

To be precise, Dr Magufuli says, after dwindling from 750,000 tonnes in 2005 to a mere 337,000 tonnes in 2008, the Nile perch stock is currently standing at 367,000 tonnes.

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