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Management advice for the <i>Diplotaxodon limnothrissa</i> (Teleostei: Cichlidae) resource in the south-east arm of Lake Malawi, based on perrecruit analysis

Geoffrey Z Kanyerere
Anthony J Booth
Olaf LF Weyl


Diplotaxodon limnothrissa is a widely distributed species occurring throughout Lake Malawi and is probably the most abundant cichlid in the pelagic zone of the lake. The species is exploited commercially in the south-east arm of the lake, but since the fishery's inception the resource has never been assessed. Per-recruit analysis indicated that the resource is under-exploited, with current spawner biomass per-recruit between 55% and 74% of pristine levels.

Keywords: Cichlidae, management advice, Lake Malawi, spawner biomass per recruit, stock assessment, yield per recruit

African Journal of Aquatic Science 2005, 30(2): 141–145

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