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Fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa












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    Report of the FAO-WorldFish Center Workshop on Small-scale Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Revisiting the Aquaculture Target Group Paradigm. Limbé, Cameroon, 23–26 March 2004. 2005
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    In response to an increasing interest in sustainable aquaculture among governments and international donors, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the WorldFish Centre undertook a review of how aquaculture is targeted in sub-Saharan Africa as a first step in the identification of appropriate extension approaches and production strategies that would suit the various technology user-groups. Representatives of senior fisheries management agencies from nine countries in the region met to discuss progress, opportunities and key constraints to aquaculture development. Through a series of presentations, working group sessions and plenary discussions, broad consensus was achieved on the way forward for African aquaculture. In an effort to realize the goals of aquaculture, an attempt was made to develop a set of practical guidelines that can be used by national governments to insure that the major constraints are being addressed and that the major opportuni ties for aquaculture are capitalized upon to increase the contribution of aquaculture to food security and economic growth.
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    Consequences of biomanipulation for fish and fisheries 2001
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    The main goal of biomanipulation by fish reduction is not a change in the fish community but a change in the aquatic ecosystem. Fish reduction is a method to push the system in another state, usually a shift from algae domination to macrophyte domination. Intensive fish removal is done by one of the following methods: seining (the Netherlands, Germany, UK), trawling (Sweden, Finland), use of rotenone (Norway, USA, Poland) and stocking of piscivorous fish (USA, Germany). If circumstances allow it (reservoir, ponds) draining is combined with seining (the Netherlands, UK, Poland). The intensity and duration of fishing differs per case, but is quite important for the way the system changes. Fishing may be combined with stocking of predatory fish, mainly pike and pikeperch (or walleye)......

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