TAFIRI HQ


Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) was established under Act of Parliament No. 6 of February 1980 but started operating as an independent institution in 1983. Mandated to conduct high quality and affordable research in any part of territorial waters of Tanzania and ensure that the findings are disseminated to target groups.

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Dar es Salaam Centre


Welcome to Dar es Salaam Center to share ideas with the entire research team and supporting staffs. The Center supports Marine research that first clarifies, and then finds ways to mitigate the impacts of fisheries on aquatic ecosystems. With such insight on how the aquatic ecosystems functions, can formulate management policies aiming to reconcile the exploitation of living resources for food, conservation of biodiversity, maintenance of ecosystem services, amenity and other multiple uses of aquatic ecosystems. Again, welcome to TAFIRI Dar es Salaam Center, where like the waters of the sea, fish themselves are the common property of all the people of the earth.

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Sota Sub-station


We are grateful to welcome you all to TAFIRI Sota substation which is currently located at Kabwana area within suburbs of Shirati town in Rorya District of Mara region. TAFIRI Sota is a solely sub-station of TAFIRI and it is affiliated to TAFIRI Mwanza centre.

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Kyela Centre


Lake Nyasa is noted for being the site of evolutionary radiations among several groups of animals, most notably cichlid fish. In total there are about 1,000 cichlid species in Lake Nyasa and the vast majority are endemic.[5] Many of these have become popular among aquarium owners due to their bright colors.

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Mwanza Centre


Human activities (such as illegal fishing methods/gears, poor agricultural practices, mining, deforestation, biomass burning) and natural processes have an impact on sustainability of aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, research is needed to understand their current status, and how human activities and natural processes may affect ecosystem components, structure and functioning in the future in order to devise mitigation measures.

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Kigoma Centre


I would like to welcome you to Kigoma to work with us in the greater goal of managing and conserving lake Tanganyika. The Centre has a very nice and spacious laboratory which is installed with state-of-the-art equipment. We have and are capable to analyze water quality parameters (nutrients, and other variables), phytoplankton and zooplankton, heavy metal analysis with the Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). We have fibre boats with inboard and outboard engines for use on the lake for sampling. The Centre has very capable and compete staff to help and work with you all the way. Once again Karibu to TAFIRI Kigoma and witness and feel the beauty of Lake Tanganyika and its biodiversity.

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Safeguarding the health of our environment,social, biological,technological and economic fabric of our communities,by developing policy plans and technologies that enhance the human experience while mitigating the adverse effects of a changing fishery world.

Projects

Given our strategic research priorities and geographic location, our research community is uniquely situated to lead the way in the studies of Great Lakes; Oceanic, Fisheries and Aquaculture: Understanding borders; viable and safe communities; and sustainable fishery industry. We are committed to undertake research with highly qualified personnel. By collaborating with global fishery institutions, government and other stakeholders, we are making significant improvements to fundamental knowledge and understanding in these fields.

Research Areas

Stock Assessment & Fisheries Statistics

Marine fisheries management is a complex process incorporating fisheries biology and stock status in.. 
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Fish biology

Biologists have long depended on a concept of species, whether clearly expressed or not. We could no.. 
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Hydrobiology & Water pollution

One of the significant areas of current research is eutrophication. Special attention is paid to bio.. 
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Gear Technology

Traditional fishing arts have been developed over the years to adapt local conditions (such as the t.. 
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Aquatic ecosystems & Biodiversity

Human activities (such as illegal fishing methods/gears, poor agricultural practices, mining, defore.. 
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Climate change & environment

Climate change has significant impacts on aquatic ecosystems. It modifies biological, chemical and p.. 
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Capture fishery

Capture fisheries resource are highly diverse and their sustainability depend on responsible managem.. 
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Aquaculture

With increasing fishing pressure and declining fish catches in the wild stocks, attention is now tur.. 
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Socio-economics & Marketing

Fisheries management encompasses a number of socio-economic factors which impact the validity and ef.. 
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Project Bulletins

SWIOPF

  deepwatercrustacean_2013

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SWIOPF-2013

  tzanmu_swiopf-2013

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SWIOPF

  Shallow Water Survey

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SWIOPF

  demersal swiopf 2013

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MESA

  MESA July Aug,2015

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Facts in fisheries

Tanzania has an area of about 945,000 km2,in which 346,337 (36.7%) covered by water.
by Mr Aman M Albogast
CSA/programmer.

Director's Welcome Note

Welcome all to Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute's website.We have a vast array of interesting things for everybody.

Dr. Rashid Tamatamah Dr. Rashid Tamatamah
The Director General

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