Floodplain fishery of the lower Sondu-Miriu River with emphasis on the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) (Linnaeus)
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Experimental beach seine surveys in 1990 in the lower Sondu-Miriu River in Kenya indicate a potential catch rate of up to 59.8 kg ha super(-1) hr super(-1). Lates niloticus dominated the catches in the lower reaches (37.5%), while catches in the upper reaches were dominated by Labeo victorianus, Schilbe mystus and Barbus altianalis. L. victorianus contributed up to 84.8% of the catch in the upper reaches by weight. Catches in the floodplain were dominated by Oreochromis niloticus, O. variabilis and Clarias gariepinus, which contributed more than 50% by weight. The size frequency distribution of L. niloticus suggests that larger specimens occur in the river as compared to the floodplain......
JournalProceedings of the Second EEC Regional Seminar on Recent Trends of Research on Lake Victoria Fisheries
Spatial CoverageSondu-Miriu river, lake Victoria, Kenya
Conference NameSecond EEC Regional Seminar on Recent Trends of Research on Lake Victoria Fisheries
CitationOkemwa, E.; Wakwabi, E.O.; Getabu, A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Second EEC Regional Seminar on Recent Trends of Research on Lake Victoria Fisheries, NAIROBI : ICIPE SCIENCE, p. 85-92
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