Moffat Mzama Manase
Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS)
Moffat Mzama Manase is currently working as a Chief Fisheries Research Officer in the Department of Fisheries in Malawi. He is also pursuing his graduate studies in Master’s of Philosophy in Environment Protection Management in Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) under the supervision of Prof. Ishmael Kosamu and Prof. Kamndaya. He intends to triangulate and update all the data on small-scale fishery in Lake Chilwa as a part of the V2V project in Malawi, which will subscribe to the thematic area of Knowledge Mobilisation within the I-ADApT framework of the project. He received Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture from Malawi, Bachelor’s of Science Honours in Ichthyology and Fisheries Science from Rhodes University in the Republic of South Africa. He has a long record of accomplishment in fisheries research in Malawi since 1997 on SSF of Lake Malawi, Lake Malombe, Lake Chiuta, Lake Chilwa and the Shire River System, among other major rivers and lagoons. His major field of work is on fishery statistics where data on fishing effort and catch are routinely collected through conventional catch assessment systems. He is now greatly involved in the piloting alternative fish monitoring systems which include use of landing sites registers by beach village committees (BVCs), use of SSF fisher logbooks and lately use of mobile apps.