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FPU destroys 279,900 pieces of illegal fishing gear

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU impounded and destroyed 279,900 pieces of illegal fishing gear countrywide in the months of October and November last year. The destroyed fishing gear includes boats, monofilament nets, kokota, solar batteries, bulbs, hooks, and immature fish among others. The 279,900 items were …

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Fishermen hail UPDF for protection on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deployment of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has helped to combat attacks on Ugandan fishermen by suspected militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Since 2018, suspected DRC militiamen have been raiding Lake Albert waters in Hoima, Buliisa, Kikuube, and Kagadi districts in the …

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Fisheries Protection Unit releases 25 impounded boat engines

Hoima, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has returned 25 of the more than 60 boat engines that were impounded from fishermen operating on Lake Albert. The engines were impounded from various landing sites on Lake Albert in the Bunyoro sub-region during operations against illegal fishing gear in …

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FPU distributes 1000kgs of impounded fish to prisons, army

Hoima, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU, has distributed 1000 kilograms of impounded immature fish to Uganda Prisons Services, police and the army in Hoima. The immature fish was impounded from various landing sites on Lake Albert in the Bunyoro sub-region where the Fisheries …

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Fishermen applaud army for ridding Lake Albert of DRC militiamen

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert have applauded the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel conducting operations on the lake for helping to stop the invasion of suspected DRC militiamen from invading them while on the lake. The FPU has been conducting operations against illegal fishing gear on …

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Ugandan fishermen flee to DRC as FPU intensifies operations on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert are fleeing to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to carry out fishing following intensified operations and destruction of their illegal fishing gear by the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU. The operation is targeting those with undersized boats, fishing nets, hooks and monofilament …

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Fisherman jumps to his death on meeting FPU personnel on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A panicky fisherman died in the Lake Albert waters in Hoima district after seeing an approaching crew of Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel. The deceased has only been identified as Owonda, a fisherman attached to Kijangi landing site in Tonya parish, Buseruka sub county, Hoima district. …

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FPU destroys 319,000 illegal fishing gears countrywide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU impounded and destroyed more than 300,000 pieces of illegal fishing gear countrywide in September. The destroyed fishing gear includes boats, monofilament nets, solar batteries, bulbs, hooks, and immature fish among others. The 319,000 items were confiscated and destroyed in Ntoroko, Butiaba, …

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FPU commander, Attorney General sued over impounded fish trucks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fish traders whose trucks are being held by Uganda government authorities have sued the head of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Lake George and Edward, the Director of Fisheries Resources in Entebbe, and the Attorney General for illegally confiscating their fish. On October 3, 2021, …

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