Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:00 to Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:15
Location: 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Description: 

Regional Meeting to Develop Electronic Catch Assessment (E-CAS) System for Lake Victoria, 19th To 22nd February 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) through the LVFO-GIZ project titled ‘Responsible Fisheries Business Chains on Lake Victoria’, has secured funding to develop and roll out the Electronic Catch Assessment (E-CAS) for Lake Victoria. The system will be built upon a similar system developed through the project titled ‘Development and use of an electronic fish catch assessment system for the African Great Lakes” (AGL), funded by ‘The Nature Conservancy (TNC)’. The AGL project was developed in collaboration with Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA), LVFO Secretariat and all its institutions. It was successfully piloted in Tanzania and now there is a need to expand it to cover all the Riparian States of Lake Victoria.

The LVFO secretariat is planning a Regional Workshop to bring together key stakeholders from the three countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 19th to 22nd February 2019. The aim of the workshop is to review the developed system and expand the same to cover the entire Lake Victoria.