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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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14 more bodies retrieved from Lake Albert after boat accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen more bodies of the Lake Albert boat accident victims in Buliisa district have been recovered by the marine police with the help of local fishermen. This brings to 22, the number of bodies recovered from the lake following the Tuesday night boat accident. The …

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Marine police mount search for boat accident victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of marine police from Kenya and Uganda have joined forces to search for Ugandan traders believed to have drowned in Lake Victoria on Friday night. According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number …

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Fishermen demand immediate release of their impounded fishing gear

  Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen attached to Kaiso landing site in Buseruka sub county in Hoima district are demanding for the unconditional release of their fishing gear that was impounded by Uganda Peoples Defense forces-UPDF marine officers and Uganda Police Force-UPF. Up to 83 fishing boats and 23 …

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Marine police impounds 11 boats on Lake Albert

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Marine police officers have impounded 11 boats from fishermen at Sebigoro landing site in Kikuube district. It is alleged that the boat owners had defied a night-time ban on fishing activities on Lake Albert in the districts of Hoima, Kagadi, Kikuube and Buliisa. At …

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26 people rescued from drowning in L. Victoria during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | At least 26 people were rescued from drowning in Lake Victoria in Entebbe and Kalangala district during Christmas and Boxing day festivities. Marine police alone rescued four people from drowning at Aero, Lido and Spenah beaches in Entebbe municipality, while 9 were rescued around the …

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