Article: A Bottom-Up Understanding of IUU Fishing in Lake Victoria


Authors: Joseph Luomba, Ratana Chuenpagdee, and Andrew M. Song

Joseph Luomba, a former TBTI student, together with TBTI Project Director Ratana Chuenpagdee, and TBTI cluster coordinator Andrew M. Song have recently published a paper 'A Bottom-Up Understanding of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing in Lake Victoria' in Sustainability.

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major concern in fisheries management around the world. In Lake Victoria, despite the long-term efforts to monitor and control what goes on in the fisheries, IUU fishing has persisted. The article argues that the persistence of IUU fishing could be due to different images that stakeholders have about the situation, rather than the lack of management competency. The authors also discuss governing interventions that may contribute to addressing IUU fishing in Lake Victoria and elsewhere.