For sustaining benefits from freshwater fisheries, priority requirements are
improved knowledge and effective management tools . There requirements
emanate from the fact that many of the freshwater fisheries lack standard
monitoring, and management occurs without or with unreliable
This project will aggregate knowledge of aquatic ecosystems in the Lake
Edward system (see map below), conduct complete stock assessments for
lakes Edward and George and build ecosystem models for the two lakes.
The project will generate fisheries management reference points and
advance our knowledge of freshwater ecosystem and fisheries to stimulate
more effective management tools for sustainable use and rebuilding of
The project is part of a bigger project, “FISHBASE for AFRICA: data
dissemination, capacity building and fisheries” which aims at contributing
to conservation of aquatic biodiversity in Africa through advancing
knowledge on fish and fisheries.