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UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to be deployed on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda peoples Defense forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit is taking over security across Lake Albert in one of the measures to combat illegal fishing. The deployment comes after the closure of illegal landing sites on the Lake Albert. The UPDF was first deployed in …

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FPU, fishermen admit errors in illegal fishing operations

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU and fishermen have both confessed committing mistakes which led to bloody operations against illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga. This came up during a visit by the Local Government State Minister, Jennifer Namuyangu to Nakasongola district on Tuesday to investigate complaints …

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Illegal fishing on the rise in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Teso sub region are braving through the tight UPDF security on Lake Kyoga to conduct fishing at night. Government suspended fishing on Lake Kyoga in January this year citing illegal fishing practices. The UPDF Marine unit deployed soldiers on major landing sites …

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Suspension of fishing activities boost school enrollment in Serere

  Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children reporting for first term studies across Serere district has increased following the suspension of fishing activities, Education officials have revealed. Since January this year, the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit has intensified its operations against illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga. The operations …

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Fishing ban extended further on Lake Kyoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The fishing ban on Lake Kyoga has been extended further leaving fishermen and local leaders stuck. The ban was extended by leaders in the districts that share Lake Kyoga and the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit, to allow the registration of all fishermen operating on …

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Parliament halts UPDF fisheries operations indefinately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries protection unit to halt its operations on all water bodies in the countries for alleged mistreatment of fishing communities. Kadaga’s directive stemmed from a heated debate in parliament on the …

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Tension mounts between Ugandan, Tanzanian fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is building at Kasensero landing site in Kyotera district over the glaring differences between Uganda fishermen and their Tanzanian counterparts with whom they share much of Lake Victoria waters. The hostility between the Uganda and Tanzanian fishermen stems from the ongoing operations against illegal …

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