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Uganda issues tough measures on small pelagic fishing

KAMPALA, UGANDA | Xinhua | Uganda on Tuesday issued stringent measures on the fishing of small pelagic fish species in all the East African country’s water bodies. Hellen Adoa, the minister of state for fisheries, told reporters here that capture of small pelagic fish will only be done using the …

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Manpower shortage affecting UPDF operation against illegal fishing

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has blamed the persistent incursion of illegal fishing habits on the limited number of personnel deployed to fight the practices at the different fishing grounds across the country. In 2017, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni created the FPU, as a branch of …

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CDF hails Lt Col Kaija for fighting criminality on Ugandan lakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Wilson Mbadi has commended the military’s diligent efforts in combating criminal activities on Ugandan lakes. Speaking at the handover ceremony of Lt Col Dick Kaija, the outgoing commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) at Mbuya, Gen …

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Government urged to use new tactics to control fishing sector

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has received a request to establish a framework for the continuous registration of all key stakeholders in the fisheries sub-sector as a viable alternative to combat illegal fishing practices. Fredrick Ggesa, the Masaka District Fisheries Officer, who also coordinates officers in the …

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MPs criticise discriminatory issuance of fishing licences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the fishing communities have criticised the discriminatory issuance of artisanal licences to fishermen. While addressing the media at Parliament on Monday, 06 June 2022, the MPs accused the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of deliberately frustrating and denying Ugandans fishing …

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Hippos that have killed 26 people in Wakiso strike again

Kavanyanja Island, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two fishermen in  Bussi Subcounty in Wakiso District have died in a hippopotamus attack in Lake Victoria. They have been  identified  as Perimo Alaku from Terego district and Sobasi Tayali Alinga from Yumbe district. Three residents including the area leader say the incident …

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Opening of Seed School delays, learners in Masaka back to fishing

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in Bukakata Sub County have returned to fishing following the delayed opening of a government seed school in Masaka district. They are engaged in different fishing activities on the landing sites of Kaziru, Lambu, Kachanga, and Nansere located in Bukatata sub-county, Masaka due …

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Rakai considers altering stalled bulk water project for fishing

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A multi-purpose water supply project has been lying idle for ten years since it was commissioned in Kiyumbakimu village, Kagamba sub county. The 7 billion Shillings project measuring over one kilometre long and about 200 meters wide was meant to provide sufficient water for domestic …

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