A study to investigate the impacts of Beach Seine and Cast net gears was carried out at
Kigungu Fish Landing Site on Lake Victoria in Wakiso District Uganda. The major
valuables considered included the design, construction, operation, catchability, efficiency
and impacts of Beach Seines and Cast Nets. In order to investigate the above, a research
was designed and it was used. Method for data collection includes; Visits to programmed
places (Libraries, Research and Training institutions, Government offices, Kigungu Fish
Landing Site), Questionnaires , Physical Observations and Experimental Fishing.
Results indicate that Beach Seines and Cast Nets are Active Fishing gears and these
can either be single or multipannel by design. Results also indicate that these gears
(Beach Seines and Cast Nets) have a high Catchability rate. It was also revealed that
these gears are highly efficient in this Fishery. It was also discovered that these gears
have some advance impacts on the fish stocks exploited.
In view of the above, it was concluded that beach seines and cast nets have a negative
impact on Lake Victoria Fisheries, (Kigungu Fishing ground). It is therefore
recommended that the following be done: A temporary ban on the use of these gears
should be imposed, alternative fishing gears that promote conservation and sustainability
of the fishery resources should be used, elaborate research based on this topic should
be under taken in all fishery waters for Uganda and the region and also environmental
studies of this nature should be initiated and promoted in various institutions of
learning for thorough assessment of the changes in the Aquatic eco system and
effective control and management of the aquatic resources by respective governments or states.
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