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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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Fishermen in Serere struggling to survive after fishing ban

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fishing community in Serere district is struggling to survive following the suspension of fishing on Lake Kyoga. The communities argue that they have been deprived of their livelihoods from the lake. Simon Okwi, the Parish Councillor of Kagwara says the suspension has been …

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Fishing on Lake Albert suspended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The district security committee in Hoima and Kikuube districts have suspended fishing activities on Lake Albert to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The decision to halt fishing activities was reached at during a security committee meeting for both districts held in Hoima on …

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Ugandans tasked to embrace good fishing practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The project leader of the GIZ fisheries program, Adolf Gerstl has tasked Ugandans along the shores of Lake Victoria to embrace good fishing practices which will promote fish sustainability. Speaking at the launch of the 2019 fish festival in Jinja district on Friday, Gerstl …

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Kalangala receives UGX 100m to boost fish farming activities

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kalangala District has received 100 million Shillings from the Food and Agricultural Organization to further boost fishing activities on the island. Kalangala District Fisheries officer Jackson Baguma says that the funding is a follow up to initiatives started by the Food and Agricultural Organization to …

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Fishing ban on Lake Kyoga extended to December

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in districts sharing Lake Kyoga have resolved to extend the ban on fishing activities until December to allow the Uganda People Defense Forces Fisheries Protection Unit to fight illegal fishing activities and restore fish stock. The fish ban has been in existence since …

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