The fishes of Zimbabwe: A century of change

  • Brian Marshall Department of Biological Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare.


The advent of colonial rule in Zimbabwe, marked by the arrival in 1890 of the British South Africa Company's settlers, began a series of changes to the country's fish fauna. These changes are entirely man-made and have accelerated during the last 100 years, along with the growth of the human population in the area. This paper briefly outlines these changes, with some comments on possible developments in the future.

The Zimbabwe Science News Volume 33(2) April – July 1999, pp. 45-52

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