PESCA is Promoting Environmentally, Economically and Socially Sustainable Cage Aquaculture on the African Great Lakes

The project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation  aims at developing a decision support tool (DST) and best management practices (BMPs) to promote policies for sustainable increased fish production from cage aquaculture on the African Great Lakes with minimum impacts on the water environment and biodiversity.

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PESCA relies heavily on geospatial data and tools as basis for the decision support tool and BMPs. The data and tools are under development and will be provided as they become available.

Available is a tool (under development) that enables visualisation of localities of existing cage culture installations on selected African water bodies. You can view these installations by zooming in on any of the locations.

This tool is useful for prospetive farmers to identify already occupied sites or farms to avoid conflicts an/or stimulate colloboration and farmer to farmer cross learning and consultation. For cage fish farming development, it enables the anticipation of potential impacts of the installations on biodversity and water environment, thus supporting policy development and guidance.