fish

Fishermen fight to survive on the world's second largest lake

Lake Victoria supports hundreds of thousands of people, but overuse caused fish populations to collapse. Uganda sent in soldiers—but has it worked?

Paluku Theophile sorts through a load of illegally small Nile perch in Uganda in 2015, preparing to dry them so they can be smuggled into the Democratic Republic of Congo. Conflict there drained the lakes of fish, creating a lucrative black market.

Photograph by Alec Jacobson

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