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dc.creatorvan Zwieten, P.A.M.en_US
dc.creatorBene, C.en_US
dc.creatorKolding, J.en_US
dc.creatorBrummett, R.E.en_US
dc.creatorValbo-Jørgensen, J.en_US
dc.identifier.citationFAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper 557. Rome, FAO. 148 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractFreshwaters contribute 15 percent of the world's reported fish catch, or about 10.1 million tonnes in 2006, most of which comes from tropical systems. The true contribution of tropical inland fisheries is likely to be higher, as less than half of the inland capture production is actually reported. While reservoir fisheries are already an essential component of this production, the potential of most of them may even exceed their current catch levels. Opportunities exist to increase productivity, provided that environmentally and socially sustainable management systems can be adopted. To realize this untapped potential, it is necessary to improve understanding of the processes influencing reservoir productivity in such a way as to involve both biological principles and stakeholder participation, as each reservoir has different properties and different research and management institutions. Seen in isolation, catch and productivity data of individual reservoirs may be difficult to interpret. The present technical paper attempts to address this issue by reviewing the knowledge accumulated in reservoirs in some very different tropical river basins: the Indus and Ganges/Brahmaputra Basin in India, the Nile River Basin in Eastern Africa and the Volta River Basin in West Africa.en_US
dc.titleReview of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries: The cases of Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo Gangetic Basin reservoiren_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.subject.agrovoclake fisheriesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfreshwater fishesen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWageningen Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Bergenen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorld Banken_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBene, C.en_US
cg.description.themeSustainable aquacultureen_US

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