Something to consider asking Ad about on the 28th ...
(could our Mbuna become extinct in the wild?)
Apparently upstream there's Kayerekera Uranium Mine which was allegedly dumping radioactive waste into the lake... or perhaps had an "accidental spill"
"The company had previously announced it planned a controlled release of surplus water into the local river system early this year, during the monsoonal wet season."
Apparently "government scientists" said the cause is ozygen depletion and higher than normal H2S/CO2 levels
"Prior to 1999, the fish kills were reported to have occurred some 40 to 50 year back, but since 1999, the fish kills have occurred lake-wide in the periods 2005-2006, 2010-2011 and in August 2014 and recently in December 2014 as well.."
Oh, and there's also oil prospecting in Lake Malawi...
"There could be oil and also gas both inside and outside the Lake Malawi as United Arab Emirates’ Hamra Oil Holdings Limited (HOHL) has hinted after its oil exploration using a full tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) survey."
So if on the one hand, we don't have Fisheries preventing cichlid imports post March-2016
There's the very real risk that we won't have any cichlids to import