Preserving the Future for Lake Malawi

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Overfishing and increased economic activity are depleting the fish stock in Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake. Between 1988 and 1992, the commercial fish catch fell by over 20 percent. This problem has major economic and environmental consequences for the future of Malawi and other countries around the lake.

Bordered by Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique, Lake Malawi covers a total area of 22,490 square kilometers.1

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