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Women play an important role within small-scale fishing communities in sub-Saharan Africa through engaging in fish value chain activities and contributing to household food security and income. There is, however, little empirical information about the nature of women’s engagement in small-scale fishery value chains and the outcomes of that engagement especially in Malawi, our study country.

Lake Nasser, a large man-made tropical reservoir, located in the southern part of Egypt. The lakes’ fisheries have undergone steady decrease during the last 10 years obscuring its potential for sustainability. Fisheries assessment study based on fishing activity is essential to attain a reliable information for construction a management plan for rational and sustainable exploitation. Spatial and landing sites surveys were conducted during the period 2016-2017.