Fish species diversity and relative abundance in Lake Albert—Uganda

  title={Fish species diversity and relative abundance in Lake Albert—Uganda},
  author={S. B. Wandera and John S Balirwa},
  journal={Aquatic Ecosystem Health \& Management},
  pages={284 - 293}
  • S. WanderaJ. Balirwa
  • Published 31 August 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management
Lake Albert is located towards the tip of the western arm of the African Great Rift Valley, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the presence of several predatory fishes, including the Nile perch (Lates niloticus), Lake Albert supports the most diverse commercial fisheries in Uganda with at least 55 species that vary markedly in size. The lake contributes at least 30% of the national fish production. Increased human activity around and within Lake Albert, especially oil… 

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