A Study on the Factors Associated with Fish Production in Lake Tana, Ethiopia

Assefa Belay

College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

Araya Mengistu *

College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

Tadlo Awoke

College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The research was conducted cross-sectionally in North-Western part of Lake Tana, from October 2019-May 2020 where three commercially fish species are found with the objective of identifying the determinants of fish production in Lake Tana. The study used random sampling technique in three fishery groups and a questionnaire employed to collect the required information. A total of 95 fishers were interviewed, of which 80% of them were males and aged between 18-25 years. Most fisher individuals were elementary school. High environmental temperature, market problem, illegal fishing, and transportation problem were the most determinant factors, and pollution, seasonal variation, illegal fishing, and access to markets were the challenges for fish catches in the Lake. The government and the community worked together to control the water hyacinth. This study noticed the existing problems and challenges in the fishery sector in Lake Tana. The government and private workers should give emphasis to the sector in order to benefit from it by solving the problems as well as the challenges.

Keywords: Lake Tana, determinants, fishery, production, farm

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Belay, A., Mengistu, A., & Awoke, T. (2024). A Study on the Factors Associated with Fish Production in Lake Tana, Ethiopia. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 45(12), 223–230. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2024/v45i124120


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