Fernandu Harold Khaebeb

MSc Candidate
Fernandu Harold Khaebeb


 

The biology, ecology and nutritional value of small indigenous fish species in the Kavango river floodplains, Namibia.

Small fish species are species that generally attain less than 10 cm in length. In African freshwater fisheries small fish species are important to rural livelihoods, nutrition and food security. As they are consumed whole, they serve as a source of protein and valuable micronutrients in human diets. Small fish species are, however, understudied and their ecology and contribution to fisheries is not well researched. My MSc research is based on the Kavango River in Namibia where I am investigating the biology, ecology and nutritional value of small indigenous fish species.

Registered: Rhodes University (Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science)

Supervisors: 

Dr Olaf Weyl, NRF/DST Research Chair in Inland Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (NRF/SAIAB)

Dr Francois Jacobs, Senior Scientist, Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources – Namibia.