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Table 3 Phytoplankton abundance (individuals/l) recorded at Shirati bay before and after the set of net cages

From: Environmental impacts of cage culture in Lake Victoria: the case of Shirati Bay-Sota, Tanzania

Taxa Before stocking fish in cages After stocking fish in cages
Along the cages Intermediate Along the cages Intermediate
Chlorophyceae 30,688,359.8 (0.9 %) 75,015,467.5 (1.2 %) 481,826.9 (0.05 %) 782,968.8 (0.5 %)
Bacillariophyceae 57,259,776.2 (1.7 %) 94,205,470.8 (1.5 %) 4,119,969.3 (0.40 %) 8,492,199.5 (5.6 %)
Cyanophyceae 3,247,559,634.7 (96.6 %) 6,118,703,481.5 (97.3) 1,020,780,887.2 (99.6 %) 141,898,028.8 (93.9 %)
Dinophyceae 25,319,335.6 (0.8 %) 0(0 %) 0(0 %) 0(0 %)
Xanthophyceae 401,522.4 (0.01 %) 0(0 %) 0(%) 0(0 %)