This study was meant to generate information on the effectiveness of Beach
Management Units on sustainable fishery management on Lake Victoria. The study
intended specifically to; assess the status of fishery practices, examine institutional
and managerial challenges and suggest mechanisms to make the BMUs sustainable.
The study was conducted in the Musoma Rural District‟s BMUs. A total of three
BMUs (Kigeraetuma, Mugango and Etaro) were involved in the study.
Data were collected by using three main methods; a questionnaire-based survey
involving a total of 120 respondents; Key informant interviews with the BMU
leaders and fishery officers and Focus Group Discussions, with different groups at
each site. After fieldwork data were entered in SPSS version 16.0 and analyzed by
using simple descriptive statistics. Data were presented in terms of frequency and
percentages. Results have shown that; the status of illegal fishing was moderate to
high, this phenomenon, was attributed by income poverty within the studied areas
and the high fish demand. Findings proclaim that, BMUs institutional and
managerial performance was poor to very poor, mainly because of lack of the
government support and non-enforcement of regulations. However, suggestions were
made for the government and other fishery stakeholders to provide relevant training
and sensitization, financial support for both BMUs committees and the fishermen to
curb the illegal fishing problem as well as a provision of necessary facilities and
equipments. The study recommends that, the Government should continue to provide
assistance on fisheries development, through appropriate Policy and Legislation in
collaboration with Local Authorities, BMUs, fishing communities, Community
Based Organization, Non-Government Organizations and the Private Sector, so that
the fishery resources of Lake Victoria are sustainably managed, harvested and
developed for the benefit of the riparian communities.
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Library, The Public Access. "Effectiveness Of Beach Management Units On Sustainable Fishery Management On Lake Victoria: A Case Of Musoma Rural Districts" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/effectiveness-of-beach-management-units-on-sustainable-fishery-management-on-lake-victoria-a-case-of-musoma-rural-districts