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Fishermen appeal to MPs on boat size requirement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fisheries & Fish Conservation Association have appealed to Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture to review the current guideline that limits them to using boats measuring 28 feet. The Fisheries Protection Unit announced that only boats with the interior overall length of 28 feet …

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Govt impounds tons of immature fish

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fisheries directorate, Uganda People’s Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA on Wednesday impounded  close to 20 tons of immature fish in  four trucks at Mpondwe border. The value of the impounded fish is yet to be determined. The trucks, destined for the …

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Kenyan fishmongers stage protest over impounded trucks

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at Busia border on Friday when fishmongers from Busia county in Kenya rose up in arms protesting the impounding of their fish at Mpondwe border in Kasese with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The fishmongers accused the Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, …

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Fishermen decry low catch on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several fishermen operating at various landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert are decrying the low fish catch that they are experiencing. The situation became worse since March this year. Some of the fishermen have attributed the problem to some of their colleagues who …

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Fish worth sh350 million poisoned

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mayuge district is investigating circumstances under which 10 fish ponds belonging to Mayuge Integrated Fish Farm were poisoned leading to the death of 51,000 pieces of fish valued at 350 million Shillings. The farm, owned by a group of 30 youths, had …

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Fish prices skyrocket in Bunyoro sub region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of fish has almost doubled in most markets in the Bunyoro sub region over the last four months. According to a survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network (URN) in Buliisa, Masindi, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi, the prices of fish in the markets have skyrocketed. …

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Gov’t to levy tax on fish maw exports

Government has been advised to undertake analytical studies on the value of fish maw internationally with the view to increase the levy upwards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an eight per cent tax levy on fish maw exports following the passing of the Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021. In …

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