Fishing and Fisheries Resourses


Uganda’s total surface area covered by water is 18%. The major lakes include Victoria, Albert, and George/Edward. There are also over 160 minor lakes and many rivers, floodplains, swamps and man made fishing ponds all of which are critical fish breeding and nursery grounds.
Fisheries resources are among the most significant natural endowments in Uganda not only because of their magnitude and diversity, but also because they represent a major source of protein in the diet of most Ugandan, in addition to employment and income for over 1 million people.