An estimated 70,000 people depend on the resources of the Barotse floodplain for their livelihood, food and nutrition security. However, poor management, increasing fishing pressure and use of destructive fishing gears have caused rapid declines in fish stocks. Policy-makers, decision-makers, donors, local leaders, NGOs and community-based organizations are urged to take immediate action to ensure that current fisheries regulations are implemented effectively to reverse the serious decline in the economic health of the Barotse fisheries.
Improved fisheries management in the Barotse Floodplain of Zambia - An urgent call for action
CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (2013)
CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Penang, Malaysia.Brief: AAS-2013-40