Fish population in Lake Kivu: review of recent advances on management and knowledge
Jean Guillard, Alexandre Richard
Lake Kivu is one of the great East African great lakes, but has a very poor fish diversity face to the other ones. The introduction of the non-native Limnothrissamiodon at the end of the 1950’s has led to develop a high fishery and is a benefit for the human population around the lake. Recent exploitation of gas conducts to numerous publications mostly focused on gas exploitation or physical and chemical properties, but publications addressing fish and fisheries in Lake Kivu from 2012 are limited. This document reviews the recent papers dealing on fish population and fishery and highlights the main conclusions to improve fish management in the future.