The wild fishery for Nile perch as been steadily decreasing since 2005. However, fishermen and women still catch more Nile perch than are harvested through aquaculture. In 2012, fishers harvested 278,675 tons of Nile perch, while 15,996 tons were harvested through “fish farms.”
Female Nile perch are generally larger than males.
Although Nile perch are not indigenous to Lake Victoria, they are native to other African lakes, including Lake Albert and Lake Turkana.
the art and science of cultivating marine or freshwater life for food and industry.
organism that eats the meat of members of its own species.
organism that eats meat.
having to do with money.
community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.
process of complete disappearance of a species from Earth.
to catch or harvest fish.
industry or occupation of harvesting fish, either in the wild or through aquaculture.
having to do with a habitat or ecosystem of a lake, river, or spring.
recently hatched fish that has reached the stage where its yolk-sac has almost disappeared and it can largely feed for itself.
the gathering and collection of crops, including both plants and animals.
characteristic to or of a specific place.
activity that produces goods and services.
a species that does not naturally occur in an area. Also called alien, exotic, or non-native species.
type of plant or animal that is not indigenous to a particular area and causes economic or environmental harm.
microscopic, heterotrophic organism that lives in the ocean.