Fish Catch Assessment (CAS) data is required to guide sustainable management of fisheries resources. It monitors removals and changes in fishing effort, abundance of major commercial species and is used to estimate fishing efforts to guide fishery managers in controlling overfishing. The collection of fisheries data in AGL has been very costly leading to inconsistency and gaps in capturing data across years and seasons as well as restrictions in geographical coverage. However, Catch Assessment Survey data has been collected on paper forms in Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika all along.
Sharing information resources on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the African Great Lakes helps foster collaborative and more strategic efforts.
There are many existing partnerships, plans, reports, decision tools and other valuable information resources that can help inform strategic decision making to improve fisheries. On this page we bring these information resources together with brief descriptions and direct links to help you quickly find those resources that meet your individual needs.