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Title: Impacts of beach seines and castnets on the environment at Kigungu Fishing Ground on Lake Victoria in Wakiso Distrct, Uganda
Authors: Nabbongo, Henry
Keywords: Beach Seines
Castnets on the Environment
Kigungu Fishing Ground
Lake Victoria
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Abstract: A study to investigate the impacts of Beach Seine and Cast net gears was carried out at Kigungu Fish Landing Site on Lake Victoria in Wakiso District Uganda. The major valuables considered included the design, construction, operation, catchability, efficiency and impacts of Beach Seines and Cast Nets. In order to investigate the above, a research was designed and it was used. Method for data collection includes; Visits to programmed places (Libraries, Research and Training institutions, Government offices, Kigungu Fish Landing Site), Questionnaires, Physical Observations and Experimental Fishing. Results indicate that Beach Seines and Cast Nets are Active Fishing gears and these can either be single or multipannel by design. Results also indicate that these gears (Beach Seines and Cast Nets) have a high Catchability rate. It was also revealed that these gears are highly efficient in this Fishery. It was also discovered that these gears have some advance impacts on the fish stocks exploited. In view of the above, it was concluded that beach seines and cast nets have a negative impact on Lake Victoria Fisheries, (Kigungu Fishing ground). It is therefore recommended that the following be done: A temporary ban on the use of these gears should be imposed, alternative fishing gears that promote conservation and sustainability of the fishery resources should be used, elaborate research based on this topic should be under taken in all fishery waters for Uganda and the region and also environmental studies of this nature should be initiated and promoted in various institutions of learning for thorough assessment of the changes in the Aquatic eco system and effective control and management of the aquatic resources by respective governments or states
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Environmental Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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