La pêche continentale

Socio-Economic Study of Fishing Communities along Lake Mweru, Luapula Province, Zambia. ALCOM Field Document No. 21.

Livelihoods, decent work & resilience

A survey was carried out of fishing communities along Lake Mweru in Luapula Province, Zambia. The survey consisted of three elements: discussions with fisheries officials; a literature review; monitoring and research activities. Two research teams of three each, assisted by government personnel, surveyed two research sites: Kasembe along the northern coastline, and Kafulwe/Kasungwa along the west coast.

The survey yielded information about the infrastructure, services and development activities in the area. Socio-economic data on the population was obtained. An activity profile and a resources profile were drawn up. Information was obtained about the social organization of fishing camps, and the effects of high immigration on this social organization.