Year of Global Africa: Frederick Muyodi
About the Speaker:
Muyodi received a doctorate in Water Resources Management in the year 2000. He is currently working as deputy principal in the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, were he is in charge of teaching, managing academic, internship and research activities of the college. Muyodi has been principal investigator in research projects including capacity building at graduate level in demand-driven research projects. In addition, he has also trained fisher communities in post-harvest technologies and livelihood improvement.
About the Talk:
This study was carried out in Lake Kijanebalola, a small satellite lake in the Lake Victoria basin, in 2007 and then in 2015. A total of 14 fish species were identified but catches declined drastically between the two sampling periods owing to intensive fishing pressure. Juvenile fish were concentrated in shallow inshore areas. The water quality changed between 2007 and 2015, with significant increases in temperature, oxygen concentrations, pH and BOD, suggesting that the lake had become eutrophic. There was a significant decrease in fecal coliforms in the water suggesting improved sanitation in the lake basin. Recommendations for management of the fishery and catchment area through community involvement and education have been included.