FAO Fisheries Department

An audit of inland capture fishery statistics in Africa



The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has published an audit of inland capture fishery statistics in Africa. This review is part of an initiative to refocus on inland capture fisheries after several years of relative neglect and to assess the current status of inland fishery resources of the continent. It also identifies critical issues emerging from the nominal catch statistics that affect understanding of the status of African inland capture fisheries and the capacity to manage

them in the face of competing uses of water and the natural environment.