October issue of LVEMPII CS Watch E bulletin

Can the EAC Really Act in Unison to Halt Undersize Fishing on Lake Victoria?
‘Operation Save the Nile Perch’ (OSNP) - a 1.8 million US dollar drive by the East African Community Partners to recover the species’ population, which has been depleted from 1.2 million tonnes in the early 2000s to a mere 3,000 tonnes today, seems to be headed for shelving in favor of a ‘fishing ban’ on Lake Victoria. The controversial ban purported to have been initiated by Tanzania has since been denied by the Fisheries and Livestock Development Minister Dr. Titus Kamani.