An assessment of the outcome of military enforcement of Lake Victoria fisheries. A case study of Kasenyi Landing Site Study Of Kasenyi Landing Site
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The fisheries resources in Lake Victoria are facing the challenges of poor management, which threaten their sustainability due to the use of destructive fishing gears such as undersized long line, seines monofilaments and small fishnets. Such situation has necessitated the use of alternative management approaches like fisheries enforcement units which promote fisheries resources management. The main objective of the study is to investigate the sprinkle effect of militarizing enforcement of Lake Victoria fisheries management. The specific of objective were to assess the; level of community awareness with respect to illegal and unregulated fisheries; short-terms impact of the fisheries protection force (FPF) and challenges faced by the fisheries protection force in managing lake Victoria fishery. Findings from the study show that military enforcement in the lake Victoria basin have succeeded in reducing unsustainable practices and ensuring sustainable management of the fisheries resources.ie confiscating illegal fishing practices , arresting and prosecuting offenders. However, they need more moral, material support for enhanced sustainability and also a need to involve community members and stakeholders such as policy and decision makers, researchers and non-governmental institutions in the management of fisheries resources in the lake and aquatic environment.