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FPU arrests 24 Congolese on Lake Edward

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has arrested 24 Congolese and impounded their fishing gear on Lake Edward in Kasese district. The unit accuses the Congolese of crossing to Uganda’s side where they have been engaging in illegal fishing. Major Stephen Alituha, the FPU Commandant on Lake Edward …

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FPU destroys illegal fishing gear on Lake George

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Thursday burnt over 50 illegal boats at Hamukungu landing site on Lake George, Kasese district. The FPU also burnt 3,300 monofilament nets, 64 basket nets, 650 under size gill nets, and 2040 under-size fishing hooks among others. The items were …

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Student in Kaliro shot dead in operation against illegal fishing

Kaliro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17-year-old boy was on Wednesday shot dead during an operation by the Fisheries Protection Unit in Kaliro district. Reagan Damba, a senior two student at Bulamogi college in Gadumire sub-county was shot in the back and he bled to death. It is alleged that members …

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FPU destroys immature fish, illegal gears in Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Thursday burnt over 600 kilograms of immature Nile Perch at Bugonga landing site, Entebbe municipality. The immature fish valued at 7 Million Shillings was impounded on Saturday in Masaka. Warrant Officer 1 Deogratius Sentiba, the Spokesperson …

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FPU impounds 839kgs of immature fish from Kame valley market

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has impounded 839 kilograms of immature fish from Kame valley market in Mukono Central Division. A team of officers led by Lt. Benard Baingana, the Commandant of FPU operations in Mukono and Kampala districts stormed the market accompanied by officers from …

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Fishermen accuse FPU officers of bribery

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Kikondo landing site in Nyenga division, Njeru municipality in Buikwe district have pinned two Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF officers under the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU for bribery. The implicated officers are Lance Cpl. Ismael Kirimangata and Capt. Serian Muhangi, the head of fishery operations …

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FPU distributes impounded fish in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has distributed four tones of impounded immature fish to Uganda Prisons Services, schools, and residents in Kasese. The fish mainly Nile Perch was impounded near the Ugandan border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, in Nyabugando being transported in a truck …

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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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