Will Cage Farming Protect Lake Victoria's Fish?

The reduction of fish stocks in Uganda's Lake Victoria is due to over-fishing and illegal and unregulated fishing activities. The fishing sector is now looking at China's cage farming for inspiration, to overcome some of the conventional fish farming constraints.

Perching birds are a common sight on the floating fish cages of the SON Fish Farm around Bugungu, on the Lake Victoria shoreline. The birds feed on wild fish which are attracted to the floating cages by the food that slips through the bars and into the open water. One cage can hold up to 5,000 male fish — males are preferred because they grow faster.

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