Dr. Sweke is a research scientist at TAFIRI since 2007. He holds a PhD and Maters in Marine Bioresource and Environmental sciences from the Hokkaido University, Japan. He received his BSc. in Aquaculture from the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, and Diploma in International Environmental Leadership from Center of Sustainability Science, Hokkaido University. His research interests and experience span much of aquatic ecology, resources conservation, assessment and management; aquaculture and environmental sustainability. He has published a number of scientific articles on freshwater protected areas, fish stock analysis and socio-ecology.

Social–Ecological Studies to Sustain Fisheries

The key rationale behind sustainability science is to understand the relationships between nature and human society to foster solutions to problems in the two components. Both natural and human drivers, and their interactions are known to cause pressures on marine ecosystems. The study is carried out in Akkeshi and Erimo in eastern Hokkaido, Japan. Fishers in these areas engage in a variety of fisheries and catch wide ranges of marine living species; about 40 and 20 species are landed in Akkeshi and Erimo, respectively. This work endeavored to fill in the knowledge gap on social–ecological systems, and foster future research directions, and facilitate formulation of sustainable fisheries management strategies in the areas.

YearPositionInstitution Name
2016Research Officer ITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2014Research Officer IITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2007Research AssistantTanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2010AWARDMEXT Scholarship
2009AWARDNFP Scholarship
2005AWARDBSc. 1st Year Best Student
2016Marine Bioresource and Environmental ScienceHokkaido UniversityJapanPhD
2013Marine Bioresource and Environmental ScienceHokkaido UniversityJapanMasters Degree
2013International Environmental LeadershipCENSUS, Hokkaido UniversityJapanDiploma
2007AquacultureSokoine University of AgricultureTanzaniaBachelor Degree

2016Sweke E.A, Assam J.M., Chande A.I., Mbonde A., Mosha M. and Mtui A. (2016). Comparing the performance of protected and unprotected areas in conserving freshwater fish abundance and biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. International Journal of Biodiversity 2016, Article ID 7139689, 1–7
2016Sweke E.A, Kobayashi Y., Makino M. and Sakurai Y. (2016). Comparative job satisfaction of fishers in northeast Hokkaido, Japan for coastal fisheries management and aquaculture development. Ocean and Coastal Management 120:170–179
2015Sweke E.A., Su Y., Baba S., Denboh T., Ueda H., Sakurai Y. and Matsuishi T. (2015). Catch per Unit Effort Estimation and Factors Influencing it From Recreational Angling of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), and management implications in Lake Toya, Japan. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 20: 1–11
2015Su Y., Sweke E.A., Denboh T., Ueda H. and Matsuishi T. (2015). Stock Assessment of Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka by Using Adaptive Framework Virtual Population Analysis. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 81: 418–428
2013Sweke E.A., Assam J.M., Matsuishi T. and Chande A.I. (2013). Fish Diversity and Abundance of Lake Tanganyika: Comparison between Protected Area (Mahale Mountains National Park) and Unprotected Areas. International Journal of Biodiversity 2013: 1–10

12008First YearField Practical Training Local Supervisor to BSc. in Aquatic Science Students from University of Dar es Salaam

Position:Research Officer
Email: emmanuelsweke@tafiri.go.tz
Address: P.O. Box 90, Kigoma, Tanzania