Marie Michael Library


Big Fish, Small Fry


24 min.

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This video describes the development of the fisheries at Lake Victoria since 1980. The local fishery has become integrated into the global market and the result has had dramatic consequences for the local population. This case study raises questions such as: What happens when wealthy investors compete for a natural resource which has been exploited and managed by the local population? Who are the winners and losers in the competition for limited fish resources? What role does the international community play in the development and globalisation of fisheries throughout the world? This video asks these questions and places the fisheries at Lake Victoria in a global context.