Worrying decline of fish in the Congo River: Evidence from a site in Tshopo Province

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Key messages

  • Evidence shows severe decline in many fish species in site along the Congo River in Tshopo Province
  • Fish are essential sources of nutrients in local diets and important for livelihoods
  • Urgent need for better management of fisheries before problem becomes even worse
  • Any management solution will depend on active participation of the fishers themselves


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