Authors: LINDAH MHLANGA, WILSON MHLANGA, PAUL MWERA
Abstract: The aim of this study was to use an empirical mass balance equation to estimate the carrying capacity of Lake Kariba, where cage culture for Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus has been practiced since 1996. The carrying capacity for the lake was estimated at 33.2 × 103 t per year using the Dillon-Rigler phosphorus budget model.
Keywords: Cage aquaculture, carrying capacity, Lake Kariba, phosphorus load, Oreochromis niloticus, Zambezi River
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