Joseph Luomba joined Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) as a socio-economic Research Assistant in January 2010. Socio-economic research within TAFIRI provides insights to help improve policy and the management approach in Lake Victoria. In scope, the socio-economic research and monitoring focus on the ‘social and economic dimensions of Lake Victoria fisheries and its ecosystem and aquaculture’. Joseph has also been involved in co-management studies in the lake. Currently, he is a graduate student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His research focus is on SSF governance.