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‘Demarcate fishing zones to safeguard breeding areas’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa, has called for setting up of  beacons on Lake Victoria that demarcate no-fishing zones. According to Nankabirwa who is a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Bulago Island covers a lacustrine area where …

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Uganda deports 35 Congolese fishermen

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in the Albertine region have released and deported 35 Congolese fishermen who were arrested on the Lake Albert waters in Kikuube district. The Congolese fishermen were arrested on August 1, 2022 while carrying out fishing activities in the Ugandan waters near Sebigoro landing site. …

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Kalangala fishermen decry increasing cross-border robberies

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent robberies and targeted attacks by criminals on Lake Victoria waters are threatening the operations of fishermen in Kalangala islands. According to fishermen at Nkose island, Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines, estimated at 480 million …

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Congolese fishermen warned against illegal entry into Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan security personnel have warned Congolese fishermen against crossing to fish from the Ugandan side of Lake Edward. The lake that is shared between Uganda, 29 percent and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, 71 percent is a major source of fish species. Last week, Samuel …

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Two fishermen sentenced to 50 years in prison over murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High court in Mukono has sentenced two fishermen from Kayunga district to 50 years in Luzira prison for murdering their colleagues. Justice Margret Mutonyi delivered the verdict when she found Francis Zarika and James Kirimunda guilty of murdering Robert Kibi and Bete Mugerima, following …

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Fishermen accuse FPU officers of bribery

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Kikondo landing site in Nyenga division, Njeru municipality in Buikwe district have pinned two Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF officers under the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU for bribery. The implicated officers are Lance Cpl. Ismael Kirimangata and Capt. Serian Muhangi, the head of fishery operations …

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Man commits suicide off Jinja Nile bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kiira regional police marine unit and local fishermen are searching for the body of 39-year-old Samuel Bave, a resident of Kayogera village in Muterere sub-county, Bugiri district who reportedly jumped to death in River Nile on Friday evening. Bave reportedly jumped off the new …

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Fishermen up in arms against AFALU for destroying licensed boats

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Mpunge sub county in Mukono district are up in arms against members of the Association of Fishers and Lake Users of Uganda-AFALU moving around their communities destroying their licensed boats. Although Uganda People’s Défense Forces-UPDF has been discouraging the operations of AFALU without …

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Two fishermen drown in Lake Tajara

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered the bodies of two fishermen who drowned in Lake Tajara in Obutet sub-county, Pallisa district. The dead are Martin Oluku and his friend, Ibrahim Obotol, both residents of Gogonyo village in Gogonyo sub-county. They drowned on Monday night after strong winds hit …

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Bodies of two fishermen retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two bodies of fishermen who drowned in Lake Albert in Hoima district have been retrieved. The deceased fishermen are Godfrey Kandole, 30 and another one only identified as Richard 35, both fishermen attached to Kibiro landing site in Kiganja sub county. Their fishing boat reportedly …

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