Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater fishery in Africa. The lake is shared between Uganda (43%), Kenya (6%) and Tanzania (51%).
The annual fish production of the lake is a key driver of economic integration in the region; it is estimated at 1 million ton, valued at USD 840 million, generating a foreign exchange earning of USD 300 million and contributing greatly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the riparian countries.
The ECOFISH-LVFO project strives to ensure efficient use and sustainable management of these assets by setting up the appropriate policies and frameworks to handle them effectively, by protecting them and by promoting good fishing practices.
Duration : June 2020 - September 2024
Result 1: Enhanced Regional policies and institutional frameworks to secure sustainable fisheries.
Result 2: Enhanced Regional and Sub-regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) action plans to deter Illegal, Unregulated and Undeclared (IUU) fishing.