The responses of the fishery to changes caused by increased eutrophication as well as the responses of Nile perch stocks to the combined impacts of size selective fishing and eutrophication will be researched in four inter-related projects
The four inter-related projects will:
- analyse social factors that drive decision-making processes of individuals in the fishery;
- analyse ecological factors, including size-selective fishing, that drive decisions about spatial effort allocation by fishermen;
- analyse the impact of eutrophication and Nile perch predation on food web structure, and
- model the interactions and feedbacks resulting from eutrophication and fishery, as most likely factors driving changes in Lake Victoria’s food web.