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Illegal fishing frustrates plan to restock indigenous species in L. Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents at Koome islands in Mukono district involved in restocking of indigenous fish species have decried the increasing illegal fishing activities and lack of barriers to prevent them against the predatory Nile perch. Residents operating under Hope for Nature, a Community Based Organization supported by People’s …

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Fisheries Protection Unit accused of abetting illegal fishing on L. Kyoga

Nakasongola , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF, Fisheries Protection Unit personnel have been accused of involving themselves in illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga in Nakasongola district. Last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries lifted the ban on Lake Kyoga but directed that only boats …

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Security forces impound illegal fishing gear on Lake Edward

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least five boats and three engines have been recovered from Congolese fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district thanks to an operation against illegal fishing that was mounted by security teams from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Lt Col Dick Kirya Kaija, …

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Fishermen at Kitobo landing site surrender illegal fishing materials to FPU

Undersized fishing boats and nets were surrendered and set ablaze. Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Kitobo landing site in Kalangala district have surrendered illegal fishing materials to the Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU. This followed a sensitization meeting against illegal fishing practices conducted by the FPU at Kitobo landing site …

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FPU resumes operations against illegal fishing in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The return of the army to Lake Victoria to fight illegal fishing methods has annoyed some fishermen who are weary of the brutal methods used by the soldiers which include destruction of their boats once accused of violating the fishing procedures. The angry fishermen in …

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Twenty arrested over illegal fishing at Kasenyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Since the suspension of the UPDF operations against illegal fishing methods, many unscrupulous fishermen have taken advantage and resumed the harmful practices that were decimating the young fish in the country’s water bodies. The UPDF marine spokesperson Captain Favorite Rugumayo told URN that many fishermen …

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Unregistered fishermen in Serere resort to illegal fishing

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several fishermen who did not register in Serere district have resorted to illegal fishing after government lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries issued a directive to all boat owners along Lake Kwania …

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