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Beatrice - one of the first female boat owners on Lake Tanganyika

2016.05.09 | Peter Staehr

Beatrice is one of the first female boat owners on Lake Tanganyika.  She was a fish processor for twenty years, like most women working in the fisheries on the lake.  She was introduced to a woman from Burundi who encouraged her to save her money to purchase a boat.  With the help of a small loan and her own savings, she was able to purchase her first kipe (boat) about 10 years ago.  She now owns 2 kipe (4 boats) and with her encouragement, three additional women have purchased boats as well.

2016.05.09 | Research news

Training of TAFIRI staff on the use of a scanning spectrophotometer

TAFIRI staff are trained to measure the spectral light absorption by pigments and dissolved organic material. This information is needed to quantify the spectral signatures of phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter for the remotely sensed colour of Lake Tanganyika. See video by Aman Albogast here:…

TAFIRI staff and professor Charles Lugomela from UDSM sampling water for validation of satellite data of Lake Tanganyika. Photo Peter Staehr.

2016.05.09 | Research news

Sampling for validation of remote sensing of Lake Tanganyika

Charles Lugomela is assisting TAFIRI staff and Peter Staehr in collection of water samples and measurements of water colour on Lake Tanganyika. The colour of the light leaving the water surface is a result of the optical properties of the particles and dissolved substances in the water column. The water samples were subsequently analyzed in the…

PhD student Huruma Mgana is performing night time measurements of the spectral composition of lamps used to attract pelagic fish in Lake Tanganyika. Photo Peter Staehr.

2016.05.09 | Research news

Night time measurements of fishing lights

Huruma Mgana and Peter Staehr doing night time light measurements 10 km of the coast of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika. Local fishermen collaborate with the CLEAT project to investigate the efficiency of different types of lamps for catching Dagaa. Huruma is lowering a special light sensor into the water. This provides information on the colour which…

A workshop on fisheries and climate change was held in March 2016 at the TAFIRI laboratory in Kigoma. Photo Johnny H. Larsen.

2016.05.09 | Research news

A whole day workshop at TAFIRI with the local fishermen

As part of the CLEAT project, a whole day meeting with local fishermen, and representatives of Beach Management Units and regional fisheries authorities was held at TAFIRI in Kigoma. The meeting included discussions on the local perception of how fisheries have changed over the last decades, the reasons for these changes and how the fishermen have…

2016.05.09 | Research news

Lake Tanganyika situation in brief

Peter Staehr gives a short introduction to the challenges facing fisheries in Lake Tanganyika

2015.04.07 |

Successful official kick-off meeting with stakeholders

To announce the beginning of the CLEAT project, an official meeting was held at the Lake Tanganyika beach hotel, Kigoma, on Thursday 19 March 2015. The official kick-off meeting was preceded by a two-day workshop/meeting of the project partners which was conducted at the TAFIRI conference room. The project partners and PhD students spent the two…

2015.03.13 |

Welcome to the CLEAT homesite

Read about the activities of the CLEAT project.

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