Potential fishery of Nile perch Lates niloticus Linne (Pisces: Centropomidae) in Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria, East Africa
From bottom trawls, Lates niloticus (Lin.) in Nyanza Gulf was observed to have a gulf-wide distribution. Lates dominated the catch at Homa point. Catch rates in kg h-1 varied from one location to another and from month to month. Its estimated production is 11 000 metric tons, netting about 22 000 000 Kenya shillings (US $2 000 000). Abundance of food items such as freshwater shrimps of the genus Caridina, and Engraulicypris argenteus, have been used as basis for estimating the growth and production of Lates.
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