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Abducted Ugandan fishermen freed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen Ugandan fishermen who were abducted by suspected Congolese militiamen from landing sites in Hoima and Kikuube district on Saturday last week have been freed. Fred Mujuni, the chairperson Kaiso landing site fishing community told URN in an interview that the sixteen fishermen were …

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Floods kill one in Buliisa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and fishermen have retrieved the body of a fisherman who was killed by floods in Buliisa district. The deceased identified as Bright Musinguzi 32, a resident of Kigoya village Buliisa sub county Buliisa district was swept away by floods resulting from the rising …

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Ugandan fishermen demand immediate release of 16 abducted colleagues

Kikube, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT |¬†¬†Fishermen in Hoima and Kikuube districts are demanding the immediate release of their colleagues who were abducted by suspected Congolese Militiamen from Lake Albert waters.¬†¬† The sixteen Ugandan fishermen were abducted by the militiamen at gunpoint near Kaiso and Kijangi landing sites in Buseruka sub-county …

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Fishermen demand common fishing standards across East Africa

Masaka, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT | ¬†¬†Ugandan fishermen are mooting for standard practices across the East African Community region as a way of eliminating illegal fishing.¬† They argue that although Uganda put in place a Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU to mount operations against illegal fishing practices, the plan remains self-defeating in …

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Two fishermen drown in lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT | ¬†Two fishermen have drowned in Lake Albert, Hoima District. ¬† The fishermen have been identified as Joseph Jabila 19 and Angomoko Jakwonga 27 both fishermen attached to Kiryamboga landing site in Tonya parish Buseruka Sub County. Geoffrey Byensi, the Kiryamboga LCI Chairperson says that …

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Fishermen in Amolatar decry low fish catch

Amolatar, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT |¬†¬†Fishermen in Kampala landing site, Amolatar District are counting loses despite the resumption of fishing on Lake Kyoga.¬† Last month, fishing resumed on Lake Kyoga after the ban which was imposed by the government to enable the upgrade of fishing gears and materials like boats …

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Fisherman drowns in lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT |¬†¬†A 35-year-old fisherman has died in Lake Albert after his boat capsized. The deceased has been only identified as Komakech, a fisherman attached to Mbegu landing site in Kabaale Sub county, Hoima district. His other colleague who survived is only identified as Opio. Fred Irumba, …

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Floating water bike excites Jinja fishermen

Jinja,¬† Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Fishermen at Rippon falls along Lake Victoria in Jinja were excited by a floating bicycle which was launched by project X youth innovators on Thursday afternoon.¬† Project X youth innovators is a team of six university graduates who devised means of earning income by introducing …

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Fishermen want ban on night fishing lifted as piracy increases

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district have asked the government to lift the ban on night fishing following increasing cases of piracy. As part of the nationwide lockdown, fishing activities during night hours were suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. The decision …

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