Aquatic






        Prof. Yunus D. Mgaya
RESEARCH INTERESTS

\r\nAquaculture genetics and Fisheries

1 RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY

\r\n1.1. Some Aspects of the Biology of Silver-bellies Fish Gerres oyena Forskal (Perciformes: Gerreidae). Undergraduate\r\nResearch Project (1986)

\r\n1.2. Age and Growth of the Mosshead Sculpin Clinocottus globiceps Girard with an Assessment of its Role in\r\nProduction of Tidepool Fishes. M.Sc. Research Project (1988-1989).

\r\n1.3. Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the Proposed Songo Songo Gas Pipeline. Consultancy\r\nwork for Hardy BBT Ltd., Calgary, Canada (1991).

\r\n1.4. Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the Proposed Dar es Salaam Harbour Expansion Project.\r\n3\r\nConsultancy work for Scott Consulting Engineers and Planners, U.K. (1991).

\r\n1.5. Studies on Some Quantitative Aspects of Growth, Genetics and Reproduction of the European Abalone (Ormer)\r\nHaliotis tuberculata Linnaeus Under Aquaculture Conditions. Ph.D. Research Project (1991-1995).

\r\n1.6. Environmental impact assessment of the proposed integrated prawn farm project in the Rufiji Delta: Impact on the\r\nmarine environment. Consultancy work for African Fishing Company, Dar es Salaam (1997).

\r\n1.7. Environmental Impact Assessment of the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project: Impact on the Marine\r\nEnvironment. Consultancy work for NORPLAN A/S, Norway (1997).

\r\n1.8. Baseline studies on fish and invertebrates for the Geita Gold Mining Project. Consultancy work for WEGS\r\nConsultants for Ashanti Goldfields Company (1998).

\r\n1.9. Socio-economic root causes of biodiversity loss in Tanzania: the case of mangrove forests in the three major\r\ndeltas of Rufiji, Ruvu and Wami river deltas. Consultancy work for WWF–US, Washington DC (1998).

\r\n1.10. A preliminary investigation for an integrated, community-based approach to conservation and restoration on\r\nmarine ecosystems along the Dar es salaam coast. Consultancy work for African Development Foundation, Dar\r\nes Salaam (1999).

\r\n1.11. Review of integrated coastal zone management activities in Tanzania. Consultancy work for Secretariat for\r\nEastern African Coastal Area Management (SEACAM), Maputo, Mozambique (2000).

\r\n1.12. Investigation of mariculture options in Mafia Island Marine Park. Consultancy work for WWF Tanzania\r\nProgramme Office, Dar es Salaam (2001).

\r\n1.13. Root causes of biodiversity loss in Rufiji-Kilwa-Mafia and Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma estuary in Tanzania. Consultancy\r\nwork for WWF East African Marine Ecoregion (EAME) Programme (2001).

\r\n1.14. An analysis of smallholder opportunities in fisheries, coastal and related enterprises in the floodplain and delta\r\nareas of the Rufiji River, Tanzania. Consultancy work for the IUCN supported Rufiji Environment Management\r\nProject (2002).

\r\n1.15. Baseline studies on fish and invertebrates for the Tulawaka Gold Mining Project, Biharamulo, Tanzania.\r\nConsultancy work for WEGS Consultants (2002).

\r\n1.16. Environmental impact assessment of the proposed shrimp farming project in Mafia Island. Consultancy work\r\nfor ALPHAKRUST Ltd. (2003).

\r\n1.17. Baseline studies on freshwater habitats: flora and fauna in the Mtwara region Gas-to-Power project corridor.\r\nConsultancy work for Acres International, Canada. (2004).

\r\n1.18. Research Project on experimental spat collecting of the edible oyster, Saccostrea cucullata Born (Bivalvia)\r\nin the Kunduchi Creek, Dar es Salaam (1999-2000). Funded by Sida/SAREC.

\r\n1.19. Multidisciplinary research project on environmental studies of Mtoni mangrove ecosystem, Dar es Salaam\r\n(2003-2004). Funded by NUFFIC, The Netherlands.

\r\n1.20. Research Programme on Sustainable Use of Dryland Biodiversity (RPSUD) project entitled “Cyanobacteria\r\ncomposition, distribution and toxin production in Momela Lakes, Arusha, Tanzania.” 2005-2009. Funded by\r\nSida/SAREC.

\r\n\r\n1.21. Research Project on the dynamics and evaluation of finger ponds in East African freshwater wetland\r\necotones using appropriate fish production techniques. Status: 2001-2006. Funded by the European Union.\r\n4

\r\n1.22. Research Project on the use of peri-urban mangrove forests as filters and potential phytoremediators of\r\ndomestic sewage in East Africa (PUMPSEA). 2005-2009. Funded by the European Union.

\r\n1.23. Research Project on Sea cucumbers, a poorly understood but important coastal resource: national and\r\nregional analyses to improve management. 2006-2009. Funded by Sida/SAREC (MASMA).

\r\n1.24. Research Project on evaluation of different stocking densities for commercial production of Nile tilapia\r\n(Oreochromis niloticus), with Ningu (Labeo victorianus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in earthen ponds.\r\n2006-2010. Funded by Sida/SAREC (VicRes).

\r\n1.25. Importance of mangroves and seagrass beds as nurseries for coral reef fishes in Tanzania. 2006-2010.\r\nResearch funded by the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO).

\r\n1.26. Poverty eradication through aquaculture. Research funded by the Leverhulme Trust through the University of\r\nNewcastle upon Tyne, UK. 2010-2012.

\r\n1.27. Water quality management and pollution control strategy in Tanzania. Consultancy work for SMEC\r\nInternational who were contracted by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (2010).

\r\n1.28. Implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in small-scale tropical marine fisheries. Research\r\nwork funded by EU. Ongoing since 2012.

CONSULTANCY REPORTS

\r\n\r\n1. Mgaya, Y.D., 1991. Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the Proposed Songo Songo Gas Pipeline. Consultancy Report to Hardy BBT Ltd., Calgary, Canada. 19 pp.
\r\n2. Machiwa, J.F., Mgaya, Y.D. and Ndaro, S.G.M., 1991. Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the Proposed Dar es Salaam Harbour Expansion Project. Consultancy Report to Scott Consulting Engineers and Planners, U.K. 36 pp.
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\r\n3. Mgaya, Y.D. and Tamatamah, R.A., 1996. The farming of marine organisms. Training manual developed for Tanga Coastal Zone Conservation and Development Programme. 139 pp.

\r\n\r\n4. Mgaya, Y.D., 1997. Environmental impact assessment of the proposed integrated prawn farm project in the Rufiji Delta: Impact on the marine environment. Consultancy Report to African Fishing Company, Dar es Salaam. 33 pp.

\r\n\r\n5. Wagner, G.M., Mgaya, Y.D. and Benno, B.L., 1997. Environmental Impact Assessment of the Songo Songo Gas to Electricity Project: Impact on the Marine Environment. Consultancy Report to NORPLAN A/S, Norway. 86 pp.

\r\n\r\n6. Kulindwa, K., Sosovele, H. and Mgaya, Y.D., 1998. Socio-economic root causes of biodiversity loss in Tanzania: the case of mangrove forests in the three major deltas of Rufiji, Ruvu and Wami river deltas. Consultancy Report to WWF–US, Washington DC.

\r\n\r\n7. Mgaya, Y.D., 1998. Baseline studies on fish and invertebrates for the Geita Gold Mining Project. Consultancy Report Submitted to WEGS Consultants for Ashanti Goldfields Company. Part I and II. 46 pp.

\r\n\r\n8. Wagner, G.M., Mallya, U., Juma, S., Mgaya, Y.D., Wahure, O., Mahika, G., and Wagner, S.M., 1999. A preliminary investigation for an integrated, community-based approach to conservation and restoration on marine ecosystems along the
Dar es Salaam coast. Consultancy Report to African Development Foundation, Dar es Salaam. 124 pp.

\r\n\r\n9. Mgaya, Y.D., Kundi, B.A.T., Meshack, M.V. and Shija, J.K., 1999. Five years of the UDSM Transformation Programme 1994/95–1998/99. Report submitted to Programme Management Unit, University of Dar es Salaam. 71 pp.
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\r\n10. Mgaya, Y.D., 2001. Investigation of mariculture options in Mafia Island Marine Park. Consultancy Report to WWF Tanzania Programme Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 55 pp.

\r\n\r\n11. Ngusaru, A.S., Mgaya, Y.D., Francis, J., and Sosovele, H., 2001. Root causes of biodiversity loss in Rufiji-Kilwa-Mafia and Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma estuary in Tanzania. Consultancy Report to WWF East African Marine Ecoregion (EAME) Programme. 63 pp.

\r\n\r\n12. Richmond, M.D., Wilson, J.D.K., Mgaya, Y.D., and Le Vay, L., 2002. An analysis of smallholder opportunities in fisheries, coastal and related enterprises in the floodplain and delta areas of the Rufiji River, Tanzania. Consultancy Report to Rufiji Environment Management Project. IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya. REMP Technical Report No. 25. 89 pp.

\r\n\r\n13. Mgaya, Y.D., Suya, T.B. and Mukama, S., 2002. Baseline studies on fish and invertebrates for the Tulawaka Gold Mining Project. Consultancy Report Submitted to WEGS Consultants. Parts I and II. 57 pp.

\r\n\r\n14. Mgaya, Y.D., Mbelle, A.V.Y. and Njau, G.J., 2003. Environmental impact statement of the proposed shrimp farming project in Mafia Island. Prepared for ALPHAKRUST LTD., Dar es Salaam. 113 pp.

\r\n\r\n15. Mashalla, Y.J.S. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2003. Final Evaluation of the Project Strengthening Tanzanian Disaster Response Capacity (2001-2003). Report submitted to USAID/Tanzania Mission, Dar es Salaam. 93 pp.

\r\n\r\n16. Mgaya, Y.D. and Osaki, K., 2003. Internal evaluation of the first phase of the UDSM – Carnegie Corporation Programme (2001 – 2003). University of Dar es Salaam. 50 pp.

\r\n\r\n17. Mashalla, Y.J.S., Kundi, B.A.T., Mgaya, Y.D., and Mlacha, S.A.K., 2004. Strategic Plan and Institutional Development Support for Institute of Judicial Administration, Lushoto. 70 pp.
\r\n\r\n18. Tusubira, F.F. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Final evaluation of the First phase of the University of Dar Es Salaam – Carnegie Corporation Programme (2001 – 2003). Report submitted to University of Dar es Salaam. 27 pp.

\r\n\r\n19. Mgaya, Y.D. 2004. The vulnerability of mangrove and adjacent coral reefs to climate change in Rufiji Delta. Report submitted to WWF, the Eastern African Marine Ecoregion Programme, Dar es Salaam. 27 pp.

\r\n\r\n20. Mlacha, S.A.K., Mgaya, Y.D., Mashalla, Y.J.S. and Rubaratuka, I., 2004. Master Plan for the Institute of Judicial Administration, Lushoto. Report Submitted to IJA, Lushoto.

\r\n\r\n21. Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Project Implementation Manual for the Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP). Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (Mainland) and Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Cooperatives (Zanzibar). 104 pp.

\r\n\r\n22. Mushi, P.S.D., Mgaya, Y.D. and Mrema, G.D., 2004. Study on the impact of the Pre-entry Science Programme for the period 1997 to June 2004. Report Submitted to UDSM Gender Dimension Programme Committee. 39 pp.

\r\n\r\n23. Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Synthesis of Fisheries Research and Fisheries Management activities under the auspices of the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project. Synthesis Report Submitted to the World Bank. 250 pp.

\r\n\r\n24. Njau, K., Kundi, B.A.T., Mgaya, Y.D., Mvungi, A., and E. Lewanga, 2005. Implementation completion report for the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (T) for the period July 1997-December 2005. 84 pp.

\r\n\r\n25. Mgaya, Y.D., Nfuka, E.N., Toba, R.D. and Mashalla, Y.J.S., 2006. University of Dar es Salaam Information and Communication Technology Policy. 44 pp.

\r\n\r\n26. Mgaya, Y.D., Kundi, B.A.T. and Mlacha, S.A.K., 2006. Strategic and Perspective Plans for the Inter-University Council for East Africa. Report Submitted to IUCEA, Kampala, Uganda.

\r\n27. Ishumi, A.G., Mgaya, Y.D., Moshi, H.B.P., Mtalo, F.W., Muruke, M.H.S., and Toba, R.D., 2006. Institutional Self-Evaluation: University of Dar es Salaam’s Evaluation of its Performance for the Period 2004-2006. Report to the Tanzania Commission for Universities for Purposes of Re-accreditation. University of Dar es Salaam. 65 pp.

\r\n28. Mgaya, Y.D., Omari, I.M. and Toba, R.D., 2006. Rolling Strategic Plan for the Period 2006/07 to 2010/2011 for Dar es Salaam University College of Education. 64 pp.

\r\n29. Mgaya, Y.D. and Kundi, B.A.T., 2007. Rolling Strategic Plan for the Period 2007/08 to 2011/2012 for the Tanzania National Health Research Forum. 40 pp.

\r\n30. Whist, E., Lukumbuzya, K., Chijoriga, M.M., Pfliegner, K., and Mgaya, Y.D.,
2008. Appraisal of a New Natural Resources Programme, 2008-2012. Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. Final Appraisal Report to Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Scanteam, Oslo. 83 pp.

\r\n31. Sosovele, H., Benjamin, C., Issa, A.S., Kabengi, M.K., Kiwasila, H., Meadows, K., Mfinanga, D., Mgaya, Y.D., Nahonyo, C.L. and Thiam, B., 2008. Strategic Environmental Assessment of Mafia Island. Volumes I–III. Prepared for Millennium Challenge Account–Tanzania. IRG, Washington DC / IRA-UDSM / IUCN, Dar es Salaam.

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