ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Zambia

SSF Profile

Zambia | 1990
Fishery name Zambia
SSF Defined? Not explicitly
SSF Definition (if applicable) Small scale fisheries in Lake Kariba, Kafue Flats, Mweru-Luapula Fisheries and in Lake Bangweulu where they fish for Sardines mostly but also catch Talipia and Serranochromis. The artisanal fisheries, with more than 25 000 fishers, still dominate in terms of production output and in terms of labour. The bulk of fish is distributed by private and individual traders, of which a large number are women.
Data time frame 1990
Contributor ( )
Contribution date 11/26/2019
Geographic Scope
National Zambia ,
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s):
Ecosystem type(s):
Ecosystem detailed type(s):
Term(s) used to refer to SSF:
Main gear type(s):
Main SSF vessel type(s):
Average length of SSF vessel: Metres
Typical engine size (HP): Horsepower
Typical number of crew: Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: Percent
Total number of households in the location: Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location:
Percent of women in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in:
SSF market and distribution channel(s):
Number of years SSF have existed in the location:
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society?
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort?
Governance mode(s) in SSF:
Property rights held by SS fishers:
Access held by SS fishers:
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF:
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability:

External links
0% Completed
Download Report as PDF View Report