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Lake Malawi - where's the catch?

Night harvest
  • Where's the catch?
  • Launching local initiatives
  • A problem of scale
  • Long-term investment?
  • Net saving?
  • Night harvest
  • Sinking or swimming?

Night harvest

At night, the lake is lit up with paraffin lamps, as fishermen attract small usipa minnows to the surface of the lake. They are sold as fresh fish, parboiled or dry in rural and urban markets. The fishermen also catch chambo, though the main target is usipa.

picture credit: Georgina Smith



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