Lake Victoria fisheries: IUCN launches phase 2 of project
Monday, September 10, 2001
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
The latest report from IUCN's project on the Socioeconomics of the Nile Perch Fishery in Lake Victoria show that the costs associated with increasing exports of fish, and the use of fish in the manufacture of animal feeds are monumental.
"They certainly surpass the benefits," say report writers Crispin Bokea and Dr Moses Muriira Ikiara. "In fact, the overall benefits are not large enough to cover the cost of ecological or environmental damage alone."
Armed with this information, the project is now launching Phase II, which will focus on supporting institutional linkages, partnerships and moves in the effort to turn around the current unsustainable use of Lake Victoria's valuable resources.