In May 2007, a WorldFish team traveled to the Lake Télé-Lake Ntomba Landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct a preliminary assessment of the Lake Ntomba fishery. Primary data were collected through rapid rural assessment techniques in seven villages. Three questionnaires were delivered simultaneously in each village, focusing on (a) the fishing activities and fish resources, (b) the farming and other non-farming activities, and (c) the overall socio-economic and institutional context of the villages. In addition, five markets were visited, four in Mbandaka and one in Kinshasa.