A list of all research grants won in the unit


1)     UDSM-FAST/MUN Project S61268-49H) titled "Sustaining Coastal Fishing Communities". This six years (1 April 2004-31 March 2011) $Can 1 million project operates under the University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) program and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project is implemented jointly by the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (formerly Faculty of Aquatic Sciences and Technology FAST).

2)     Lower Kihansi Environmental Management Project (LKEMP) is facilitating the ongoing research work in the Lower Kihansi ecosystem study. The project, funded by the World Bank is hosted by the National Environment Management Councl and implemented by several instututions in the country including this department.

3)     Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) was a comprehensive regional effort by the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to reverse the environmental and natural resources degradation of Lake Victoria and its basin.The five-year project started in July 1997 and ended up in June 2002. Under this project, the department implemented the component "Support to Riparian Universities". In addition, staffs were involved in conducting research and supervising postgraduate students working on various themes under the auspices of the project.

4)     In 2004 the department implemented the UDSM-Norad NUFU Phase II project on Building Teaching and Research Infrastructure for the Department of Fisheries Scienceand Aquaculture at Kunduchi at US $ 20,000. The project activities included rehabilitation of fish specimen storage facilities, collection and curation of fish specimen. In addition some equipment were purchased including a boat outboard engine, a computer and accessories, aerators (air compressors, hose pipe and water pumps), Digital Camera, GPS,Digital portable weighing balances Rolls Waterproof labels air tight specimen bottles and Formalin for preservation of chemicals

5)     The department received support in 2005 from NORAD funded "mini-projects" under the UDSM-NORAD frame agreement phase II. The project enabled the department to build some teaching and research infrastructure at Kunduchi. Under this support, the department has built a fish processing unit (kiln) for the Fisheries diploma programme and purchased several equipment including fishing and diving gear, an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) and water quality kit, etc. The main activities/responsibilities of the faculty in this project capacity building particularly in terms of equipment.

6)     In 2006 the department received a support of US 12,000 from UDSM Rockfeller Foundation programme to implement a project titled Enhancing food security and livelihood of Ulanga district residentsthrough improved aquaculturepractice. The aim of this project was to enable fish farmers in Ulanga District to carry out proper fish farming practice by using appropriate technology and better quality fingerlings (seed fish) to increase their farm yields. This would ensure good supply of fish to Ulanga residents to fight against malnutrition and earn the fish farmers a good income from their investments.Specifically, the project provided fish farming education to fisheries personnel and fish farmers of Vigoi and Mwaya divisions, established fish fingering production facilities in Vigoi and Mwaya divisions ofUlanga district and assessed the contribution of fish farming activity to the family income earnings. Also,monetary aid was given to fish farmers of Ulanga district to enable them construct/ rehabilitate their ponds in preparation for stocking them with better seed fish from the national aquaculture centre at Kingolwira, Morogoro. It was expected that the better seeds will form a seed bank for future stocking of more fish ponds in the district.

7)     The department in collaboration with the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UDSM), Mhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and School of Life Sciences, Sodertorns hogskola, Sweden has recently acquired a project titled Distribution of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae strains in aquatic environments in coastal areas of East Africa: Implication to cholera outbreaks and control. This two years research project will run from May 2009 to May 2011.

8)     NUFUTZ-2007/10227 project titled Coastal fisheries of Tanzania: the challenges of globalisation to resources management, livelihoods and governance. The cooperation project funded by Norad-NUFU and implemented jointly by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) in Norway and the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries.Project duration is four years starting from 5th September 2007 and ending in 31st December 2011.