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Ugandans tasked to embrace good fishing practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The project leader of the GIZ fisheries program, Adolf Gerstl has tasked Ugandans along the shores of Lake Victoria to embrace good fishing practices which will promote fish sustainability. Speaking at the launch of the 2019 fish festival in Jinja district on Friday, Gerstl …

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Buvuma district struggling to provide safe water to residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buvuma district is still struggling with providing clean water sources to residents due to challenges of transporting the necessary equipment and materials to set up the water points. With 52 scattered islands on the Northern part of Lake Victoria, Buvuma district is home to …

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Islanders complain of increasing border insecurity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Island residents and leaders in Kalangala district have complained about the increasing insecurity along the Uganda-Tanzanian border on Lake Victoria. The most affected are residents of Nkose, Miyana, Lujaabwa and Kuye islands. This came up on Sunday during a meeting with district officials led …

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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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