Factors influencing fish production in fisheries a case of katunguru landing site Kasese District

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The research based on factors influencing fish production in fisheries. The research was to establish the causes of low production of fish in Katunguru landing site, to examine the physical factors that cause low production of fish, to find out the human causes of low production of fish and to establish the strategies put in place by the government to improve on fish production in fisheries. The research was carried out on Lake George and specifically in Katunguru landing site Kasese district, in Western Uganda about 420km from the city and about 70km from the Uganda boarder with Democratic Republic of Congo. The research was based on a qualitative design of descriptive nature and analytical based on interviews-and questionnaires, fishermen, fish traders and fish consumer were selected randomly because they were the people targeted with relevant data. According to the research carried out the major causes of low fish production in Katunguru landing site include; indiscriminate fishing, many fishern1en use net which are of illegal size, poor fishing methods, pollution along the Lake such as dumping industrial wastes with dangerous chemicals which leads to death of many fish species. The government of Uganda should take position in order to conserve fisheries because fish are very important source of cheap protein food to most Ugandan people and fish provides employment to quit large numbers of people.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment for the award of Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree of Kampala International University
Fisheries, Fish production, katunguru landing site, Kasese district