Predator Removal: Effect on Fisheries Yields in Lake Victoria (East Africa)

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Science  16 Feb 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4381, pp. 646-648
DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4381.646


Lake Victoria's artisanal fishery has an overfishing problem. A possible solution is suggested by records showing that fish catches are best where predator populations have been reduced by fishing. It may be possible to remedy overfishing by increasing fishing effort, provided the additional effort is directed toward predators.