He is a Research scientist with 13 years of experience in marine ecology, fish stock assessment and fish farming in Lake Victoria and along the Tanzanian coast. Tanzania shares resources such as migratory fish and marine mammals with other countries, therefore regional collaboration is important. In support of this he works regularly with partners in East Africa and the West Indian Ocean islands. Matola has been coordinated the assessment and sustainable use of Pelagic Fishes for South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) as Component Coordinator in Tanzania from 2007 to 2010. Internationally, Matola was member of Man and Biosphere (MAB) Committee under UNESCO that aimed to conserve biodiversity from 2013 to 2018. Currently conducting a research on tuna and tuna-like fishery in Mainland Tanzania under 1st South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Program (SWIOFish) as Principle Investigator.

Stock status, spatial and temporal distribution of

The study is two years project financed by regional fisheries project the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Program (SWIOFish). This project implemented from July 2017 under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Mainland). The research activities on large pelagic (tuna and tuna-like) fisheries under the SWIOFish Mainland Tanzania component are focused on the artisanal fishery in inshore and territorial waters. The sampling for Artisanal tuna and tuna-like fishery and Sport Fishing Surveys was conducted monthly in order to collect CPUE, biological and fisheries data.

YearPositionInstitution Name
2007Research Officer IITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2015GRANTThe United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme specialise on Marine and Inland-Water Resources, Assessment and Monitoring (Stock Assessment)

Position:Research Officer II
Phone:+255 677 277297
Email: hakimumatola@tafiri.go.tz
Address:14125 Boko, Dar es Salaam.