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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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Kagwara fishermen fail to use temperature guns

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The fishing community at Kagwara Landing Site in Serere district has failed to use the temperature gun donated by Helen Adoa, the Fisheries State Minister and area Woman Member of Parliament. Adoa procured temperature guns for the 22 landing sites across the district. The temperature …

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Floods submerge UGX 800M fish handling facility

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Floods have submerged Kaiso fish handling Facility at Kaiso landing site on Lake Albert shores in Buseruka Sub County in Hoima district. Kaiso fish handling Facility was constructed by Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in 2012 at the cost of Shillings 800million with …

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Families thrilled as gov’t lifts L.Kyoga fishing ban

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga after months of a fishing holiday. Fishing activities were suspended in January 2020 in the districts of Serere, Kaberamaido and Soroti, while areas of Amolatar, Nakasongola and other districts had taken more than 14 …

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Gov’t lifts fishing ban on lake Kyoga

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has flagged off 1,970 boats to resume fishing operations in Lake Kyoga. In January, government deployed the Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU in Kagwara Landing Site in Serere district rendering thousands of people who derived their livelihood on the lake vulnerable. A total of 1,460 …

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Gov’t moves to lift fishing ban on lake Kyoga and Kwania

Kwania, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has set 27 July as the date for resuming fishing activities on Lake Kyoga and Lake Kwania. In April 2019, the government suspended fishing following a request by Lake Kyoga Integrated Management Organisation (LAKIMO) following concerns of depletion of fish species due to poor …

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Fishing on L. Kyoga to resume with ban set to be lifted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has announced that a fishing ban imposed on Lake Kyoga will be lifted within the next three weeks. The Uganda People’s Défense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture imposed a ban on all fishing activities at Lake Kyoga in 2019, …

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Katosi TC seeking space to construct new fish shelter

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Katosi town council authorities are seeking for space to construct a new fish shelter.  The fishing business at the landing site has been affected by the rising water levels of Lake Victoria which has submerged the fish shelter.  The submerged shelter worth shillings 50 million …

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Minister Nabbanja wants fishing activities halted on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja has demanded the suspension of fishing activities on Lake Albert to control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease – COVID-19. Authorities in Kikuube and Hoima districts had already announced a suspension of fishing activities in line with …

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