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Lake Tanganyika Authority Workshop to Develop a Protocol on Aquaculture

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    Lake Tanganyika Regional Fisheries Programme (TREFIP) - Environment Impact Assessment Report 2000
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    i) The Tanganyika Regional Fisheries Programme (TREFIP) was prepared in mid- 2000 by a joint African Development Bank (AfDB) and Food and Agriculture Organization feasibility study mission ii) As it was anticipated that the Programme could have both positive and negative environmental consequences, AfDB and FAO mission planners stipulated that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be carried out immediately after the Feasibility Study Mission had submitted its report. iii) The p resent report was drafted in accordance with AfDB Environmental Assessment Guidelines, on behalf of the AfDB and the four Lake Tanganyika littoral States of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, and Zambia. Responsibility for its preparation was assigned to the Fisheries Policy and Planning Service (FIPP) of FAO and the University of Kuopio (the Scientific Coordination Entity for the Lake Tanganyika Research Project).
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    IUU Fishing on Lake Tanganyika 2012
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    This report has been compiled at the request of the IOC IRFS Programme (EDF 10) for an assessment of the current status of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and trade on Lake Tanganyika, and the development of interventions that can be used to assist in improving monitoring, control and surveillance operations on the lake. Lake Tanganyika represents the second largest lake in Africa, and is shared by the countries of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia. The lake covers a surface area of 32,600 km2. In terms of jurisdiction, the DRC has control of 45% of the surface area, Tanzania 41% of the area, with Burundi and Zambia having control of 8% and 6% respectively. In terms of management structures, while the riparian countries are responsible for the management of their waters, the Convention on the Sustainable Management of Lake Tanganyika provides for the Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) to act as the overarching management body for the lake sys tem.
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    Report of the tenth session of the Sub-Committee for Lake Tanganyika, Lusaka, Zambia, 28-31 October 2003/ Rapport de la dixième session du Sous-Comité pour le lac Tanganyika, Lusaka, Zambie, 28-31 octobre 2003 2004
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    This document is the final report of the tenth session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries of Africa (CIFA) Sub-Committee for Lake Tanganyika, which was held in Lusaka, Zambia, from 28 to 31 October 2003. The major topics discussed were: status of Lake Tanganyika fisheries by national sectors; application of the FAO Code of Conduct for responsible fisheries in the management of Lake Tanganyika and for the control and responsible use of alien species in the lake basin; collaboration between FAO and other Lake Tanganyika partners in the fisheries programmes and projects; and future role of the FAO CIFA Sub-Committee in the context of the Lake Tanganyika Convention. The summary of the main recommendations and decisions is shown in Appendix E.

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