About Us

A Research Institute under of the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority.

The Lake Kariba Fisheries Research Institute was set up in 1962 with the mandate to carry out research, management and extension and interpretation. This is in an effort towards enhancing economic development of communities along Lake Kariba shoreline and ensure food and nutrition security for the generality of Zimbabwe.

The Institute is a self-funding entity generating revenue from permit fees from the fisheries of the lake. These funds are ploughed back directly to the lake through funding research activities, law enforcement activities and outreach programmes through its extension and interpretation activities where research output is communicated to stakeholders.