oa East African Geographical Review - The lake Kilwa fisheries

Volume 1971, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



The fisheries industry of Malawi is fortunate in having ready access to Lakes Malawi, Malombe and Chilwa and to the Shire river, the now regulated outlet to Lake Malawi, in which two hundred species of fish are recorded. Seven major groups of fish concern the industry and of these the Tilapia species, a bream-like fish of firm palatable flesh, is of the greatest importance in both local and commercial fishing and is usually sold fresh to consumers. The catfish or mlamba, is usually smoked before being sold and the several species of small shoal fish are sun-dried. 1

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