World Fisheries Day 2014 statement

Some questions before the proposed Nile Perch fishing ban on Lake Victoria could be implemented
Fishing in Lake Victoria supports the livelihoods of over 30 million people either directly or indirectly providing food and income. The Lake Victoria fishery has come under increasing pressure in the last two decades. Fish production peaked in the early 1990s and currently catches of most species are showing downward trends. Despite this, there is greater demand for fish of Lake Victoria, chiefly Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and ‘dagaa’ (Rastrineobola argentea), in the export market and for fishmeal respectively, as well as for domestic consumption.