The purpose of the Socio-economic Baseline Survey of the Fishing Communities was to provide information on the fish landing beaches, people involved in fisheries, their
livelihood activities and facilities available to them.
Beach level data
2. Beaches on Lake Victoria could be distinguished between Nile perch, tilapia, mukene
and mixed beaches.
3. There were people employed in repairing or making fishing boats and gear at most of
beaches surveyed. There were more people making a living from processing and
trading fish at mukene beaches than at other beaches.
4. Nile perch was landed by fishers and by collector boats and mainly sold fresh to factories at most beach types, except at mukene beaches