International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Environmental Science Studies | Uganda | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.3 / 10

Compliance to Fishing Regulations in the Use of Water Resources by Beach Management Units and Fishing Communities Adjacent to Lake Victoria

Moses Mugimba Muhumuza | Betty Mbolanyi | Dr. David Mwesigye Tumusiime | Dr. Nelson Turyahabwe

Abstract: Over the years, Lake Victoria has continued to experience increasing and considerable pressure from a wide variety of interlinked human activities despite the environmental services it offers to the riparian communities. An assessment to ascertain compliance to fishing regulations in the use of water resources by riparian communities was done in the period of nine (9) months consecutively. The objective of the study was to determine the existing compliance regulations for fishing communities and Beach Management Units in use of Lake Victoria. Qualitative data collection method was deployed and literature reviewed to generate information on existing fishing methods and knowledge about fishing compliance measure. The study area was purposively selected and covered five districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Masaka and Jinja with a total of 265 respondents interviewed. The study found that majority of the respondents are aware of the existence of fishing regulations and compliance measures that include payment of annual operating license, use of legal fishing gears, having fish movement permits, and having boats marked with a water line. However, awareness and implementation of certain regulations and compliance measures differ from district to district, for example, regulations requiring fishing during day time only is only known in Kampala, while regulations requiring use of refrigeration apply only in Wakiso and Kampala districts.

Keywords: Regulations, Compliance, Lake Victoria, Fishing, Beach, Water resource

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1339 - 1345

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