Dagaa (Rastrineobola argentea) is one of the three leading commercial species of Lake Victoria, together w ith the Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). The stock of dagaa, given by its biomass, has increased in the last ten years making it become an important fishery in the lake. Lake-w ide acoustic surveys conducted to monitor the amount of fish in the lake show an increase from a contribution of 20% (253,054 tonnes) in August 1999 to 42% (911,000 tonnes) in August 2011 and to 44% (1,289,757 tonnes) in August 2014. The overall objective was to develop mechanisms for improved utilization and trade in dagaa.
through provision of information and trade networks for enhanced food security and income