Spotlight - August 2020

Policy brief: “A critical look at fishing in Lake Tanganyika”


“A critical look at fishing in Lake Tanganyika: will future generations still have access to fish?” is our latest policy brief, available in three languages.

About the Publication

Fisheries of Lake Tanganyika, a source of income for millions of people, are in danger. Human activities around the lake and poor fishing practices threaten the stocks. Fish have become more difficult to buy for the population.

The resource, which is shared between four riparian countries, requires harmonized and consistent management at all levels. Based on our investigations we propose concrete actions to improve the situation.

Associated files

The policy brief is available here (in English, French or Kiswahili).

Cover of Policy Brief 15 (Lake Tanganyika)