Social and Ecological Drivers of Ecosystem Change

Exploitation and Eutrophication as threats to fisheries?


Disentangling the Social and Ecological Drivers of Ecosystem Change in Lake Victoria, Tanzania (SEDEC), is an integrated research program carried out by the Aquaculture and Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management and Law and Governance groups of Wageningen University; The Netherlands Institute for Ecological Research and the Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute. It is funded by the WOTRO/NWO integrated program fund.


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.

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