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Fisheries Data Collection and Monitoring

The Directorate of Fisheries Resources Collects,, analyzes, and disseminates data on fish stocks, catch levels, and other relevant parameters to inform decision-making and management strategies.

Below are some of our activities in relation to Data Collection and Monitoring, along with the involved agencies, partners, and organizations: Previous Fisheries Data Collection and Monitoring Activities: - Fisheries Surveys and Assessments: Conducted in collaboration with:

  • National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI)
  • Research institutions such as Makerere University
  • International organizations providing technical support and expertise

- Catch Monitoring Programs: Implemented with assistance from:

  • Local fisheries associations and cooperatives
  • Community-based fisheries monitoring groups

- Biological Sampling and Analysis: Carried out with support from:

  • Fisheries officers trained in biological sampling techniques
  • Laboratory facilities for fish species identification and age determination

- Environmental Monitoring: Undertaken in partnership with:

  • Ministry of Water and Environment
  • Environmental NGOs conducting water quality assessments and habitat surveys

- Community-Based Data Collection: Facilitated by:

  • Local fisheries officers and extension workers
  • Community members trained as data collectors

Current Fisheries Data Collection and Monitoring Activities:

- Electronic Monitoring Systems: Deployed in collaboration with:

  • Technology companies providing electronic monitoring equipment
  • Fisheries management agencies in other countries with experience in electronic monitoring

- Satellite Tracking of Fishing Vessels: Utilized with support from:

  • Satellite service providers offering vessel tracking services
  • International fisheries monitoring programs

- Fisheries Observer Programs: Implemented with assistance from:

  • Trained fisheries observers deployed on fishing vessels
  • NGOs focusing on observer training and deployment

- Remote Sensing Technologies: Employed in partnership with:

  • Remote sensing research institutions
  • Satellite imagery providers

- Data Integration and Management Systems: Developed with support from:

  • Information technology (IT) companies specializing in data management systems
  • Government agencies responsible for data governance and information security

Future Fisheries Data Collection and Monitoring Activities:

- Real-Time Data Collection Systems: Collaborating with:

  • Telecom companies providing real-time data transmission services
  • IT firms developing data collection apps and software

- Fisheries Genetic Monitoring Programs: Supported by:

  • Genetics research institutions
  • DNA sequencing facilities

- Climate Change Impact Monitoring: In partnership with:

  • Climate research organizations
  • Environmental NGOs focusing on climate adaptation and resilience

- Participatory Data Collection Approaches: Adopting strategies involving:

  • Participatory mapping exercises with fishing communities
  • Citizen science initiatives engaging recreational anglers and volunteers

- Capacity Building in Data Collection and Analysis: Conducted through:

  • Training workshops and courses for fisheries officers and data collectors
  • Collaboration with educational institutions offering fisheries science programs

These data collection and monitoring activities, spanning past, present, and future endeavors, are aimed at providing reliable information for evidence-based decision-making, sustainable fisheries management, and conservation efforts in Uganda. Collaboration with various agencies, partners, and organizations ensures the effectiveness and reliability of these data collection and monitoring efforts.