EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

LAKE VICTORIA FISHERIES ORGANIZATION

The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is an institution of the East African Community with the mandate to promote Sustainable Management and Development of Fisheries & Aquaculture in the East African Community for Food Security and Wealth creation.


The fisheries of Lake Victoria are shared  between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda  and provide an immense source of income, employment, food and foreign exchange  for East Africa. The lake produces a fish  catch of over 800,000 tonnes fish annually, currently worth about US $590  million of which US $340 million is generated at the shore and a further US$  250 million a year is earned in exports from the Nile  perch fishery. The lake fisheries support almost 2 million people with  household incomes and meet the annual fish consumption needs of almost 22  million people in the region.

LVFOLVFOLVFO is implementing fisheries co-management on Lake Victoria, by legally empowering fisheries communities to become equal and active partners with Government in fisheries management and development. LVFO is guiding, supporting and implementing the building of the capacity of communities to participate in management and is making a real difference to their lives.

LVFO warmly welcomes you to its website and looks forward to continued partnership in building the sustainable management of the fisheries and to continuously improving benefits from the fisheries for the Partner States, the fishing communities themselves and the consumers both within the region and overseas.