Improving light attraction technologies for enhanced harvest of Mukene (silver fish) on Lake Victoria

Studies have shown that the size of Mukene in Lake Victoria is a factor of area of harvest. Smaller fishes are found inshore while large ones are far offshore. To cater for area effect, sampling will be conducted along a transect from shallow inshore areas in Napoleon Gulf around Kikondo landing site, through island zones around Nkembo to offshore station near Nkata Island.

Map of the northern portion of Lake Victoria showing the location of the proposed study areas Kikondo, Nkembo and Nkata. Inset map of Uganda showing the expanded portion of the lake, the green circles show the actual fishing grounds for experimental light fishing.