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dc.creatorNjayaa, F.
dc.creatorSnyder, K.A.
dc.creatorJamu D.
dc.creatorWilson, J.
dc.creatorHoward-Williams, C.
dc.creatorAllison, E.H.
dc.creatorAndrew, N.L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-06T09:57:04Z
dc.date.available2018-10-06T09:57:04Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifierhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133010002042
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Great Lakes Research 37(S1): 15-25
dc.identifier.issn0380-1330
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/1074
dc.description.abstractLake Chilwa produces between zero and 24,000 metric tons of fish per year, making it one of the most productive but variable lakes in Africa. The size of the lake varies seasonally and among years, sometimes drying completely. Its surrounding wetland and floodplain provide habitat for a diversity of birds and economically valuable grasses and reeds. When the lake has water, there is considerable activity on its shores and temporary fishing villages spring up. People move in and out of the lake basin in concert with these seasonal and longer term changes. This paper examines the environmental dynamics of Lake Chilwa and its surrounding wetlands, presents an overview of the socio-economic context of the area and discusses threats to this resilient system that might occur as a result of climate change. We conclude that management of Lake Chilwa must place the lake in the wider economic and ecological system in which it is situated. Ultimately, land-use practices within the basin present more of a threat to the resilience of the fishery and people's livelihoods than overfishing or a strict focus on the lake's resources. These perspectives present significant challenges to conventional fisheries governance.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherInternational Association of Great Lakes Research
dc.sourceJournal of Great Lakes Research
dc.titleThe natural history and fisheries ecology of Lake Chilwa, southern Malawi
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNjayaa, F. et al. (2011). The natural history and fisheries ecology of Lake Chilwa, southern Malawi. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(S1): 15-25
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countryMalawi
cg.coverage.countryMalawi, Chilwa Lake
cg.coverage.regionAfrica
cg.identifier.worldfish2747
cg.subject.agrovocclimate change
cg.subject.agrovocecology
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocfloodplains
cg.subject.agrovocfreshwater
cg.subject.agrovocgovernance
cg.subject.agrovoclivelihoods
cg.subject.agrovocoverfishing
cg.subject.agrovocresilience
cg.subject.agrovocwetlands
cg.subject.worldfishflood plains
cg.subject.worldfishfresh water
cg.contributor.affiliationFisheries Dept Malawi
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.contributor.affiliationNational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorSnyder, K.A.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorJamu D.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAllison, E.H.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAndrew, N.L.
cg.description.themeClimate change
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2010.09.008en_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133010002042


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