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Why is Fresh water fishing more popular than marine fishing in East Africa?

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Reasons why fresh water fishing is more popular than marine fishing in East Africa are;

  • There are enormous fishing grounds e.g. L. Victoria, L Albert, L. Naivasha, L Tanganyika which are accessible to many people.
  • Fresh water fish are popular with high demand among the people encouraging more inland fishing.
  • Fresh water fishing requires simpler methods affordable by majority of fisherman in E. Africa.
  • Most inland fishing ground are rich in Plankton hence encouraging fish breeding.
  • High population in some places such a L. Vitoria offers the much need market.
  • Government support e.g. setting up processing plants ad cooing plants have encouraged more fishing.

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