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Lake Victoria water level overtakes average

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The amount of rainfall received in the Lake Victoria Basin in the March to June season has overtaken its normal long term average. An analysis of data collected during the season indicates that water levels in the major lakes in the basin – Lake …

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NARO investigating reports of tilapia lake virus

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO are conducting visibility studies to confirm whether there’s any threat of tilapia lake virus within the country. Tilapia lake virus has been reported in countries like Kenya, and Egypt where it is believed to stop fish multiplication resulting into fish …

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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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New marine vessel to ply Entebbe, Jinja route

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travellers on water transport routes between Jinja and Kalangala now have one option, following the introduction of MV Vanessa, a new private marine vessel operating on Lake Victoria. The MV Vanessa Yacht was brought into the country on February 28, by Port Nyanza Evergreen …

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Hippos kill three people, four animals in Kalangala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have died when a boat they were travelling in was hit by a Hippo. The accident happened on Lake Victoria, in areas adjacent to Lulamba Island, Kalangala District. The deceased persons were travelling from a nearby Buwuvu Island when they were hit and …

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FAO, MAAIF prepare against tilapia lake virus threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries Ministry has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization- FAO to mitigate the threat of the Tilapia Lake Virus- TiLV. The virus, which causes high mortalities in Nile Tilapia, was first identified in Israel in 2012. The virus has …

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Gov’t, FAO give ugx 800 million to fishing communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and the Food and Agricultural Organisation-FAO have unveiled a UGX 834 Million Shillings joint project to support fishing communities around Lake Victoria. The two-year project, launched in Masaka on Wednesday, aims at improving the livelihoods of fishing …

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Government needs ugx 16 billion to fight kariba weed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires up to 16 billion Shillings to get rid of Kariba weed, an aquatic fern that has blocked parts of Lake Victoria, the Kyoga basin, Lake Kwania, Lake Albert and the Albert Nile. Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming …

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Leaders accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing

Politicians have been accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing on Lake Victoria. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commander of UPDF- Fisheries Protection Unit in the districts of Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Buyende and Bugiri, Lt. Ronald Akandwanaho says that ever since Members of Parliament raised concerns of alleged torture …

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