Izinga Island
The rocky coast at Izinga Island, Lake Tanganyika [Tanzania].Photo by Thomas Andersen. (23-Jun-2015).

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02-Dec-2022

Tanganyika: Izinga Island


Conservation: Overfishing, and air and water pollution are the greatest concern in this area. There is no recycling, trash and plastic are often burned. The water of the lake is used for everything in all of these smaller villages that surround Izinga Island: fishing, farming, drinking, bathing, etc.

The continued use of illegal fishing gear is depleting fish stocks. There are fishing rules and regulations in Tanzania, but there is little or no enforcement. This area is one of the narrowest places in the lake, and often fishermen even come across the lake from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fish these waters.

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