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By Joseph L. Awange

This publication constitutes a pioneering and particular paintings on Lake Victoria. it's the world’s moment greatest fresh-water lake and helps the livelihood of greater than 30 million humans. strangely, there was no accomplished ebook addressing its difficulties and potentials. Ecology, environmental toxins and source administration are a number of the matters addressed through this accomplished perception into the constraints, demanding situations and possibilities dealing with Lake Victoria.

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Districts (Kenya), in 2000 District Coastal Length (km) Landing Sites 67 Bondo 23 Busia 7 Homa Bay 32 Kisumu 27 Migori 6 Nyando 38 Rachuonyo 97 Suba 297 760 Totals Fishers 8,383 2,748 568 3,925 3,649 512 3,774 14,782 38,431 Boats 2,607 771 181 1,372 1,101 185 1,247 4,051 11,515 The landings for the Lake are dominated by Nile Perch (57% in 1999), tilapia (22%), and dagaa (20%). Much of the Nile Perch, up to 80-90% of adult fish are processed into fillets for export. Bladders (maws) are also exported.

At the Owen falls in Uganda, but at the same time may cause problems on onshore facilities. A decreasing water level or decreasing water availability would lead to losses of power production and downstream use of water. 3). Therefore increase of atmospheric nutrient loading enhanced eutrophication. Thus steps should be taken to prevent atmospheric nutrient loading because they are a major source of eutrophication in Lake Victoria. Changes in water budget are respectively accompanied by water level fluctuations and consequently in the thermal structure, nutrient and food web dynamics.

This is due to the fact that cichlids are capable of rapid genetic changes and more prone to speciation than other groups of African fish [44]. 26 3 Resources Freshwater fish continues to be an important source of protein and income to the communities in the Lake Victoria basin. Fishing in the Lake is the most important economic activity. In Uganda, fishing is an important source of high quality food, employment revenue, and has led to development of infrastructure, and is currently the second most important export commodity next to coffee generating approximately US $100 million annually.

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