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Fish exporters apologize over request to ban local consumption of Nile Perch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association (UFPEA) has apologized for proposing that the local consumption of Nile Perch be banned. Sujal Goswami, the chairperson of the association tabled the request to the agriculture committee of Parliament which is currently considering the Fisheries and Aquaculture …

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Fish traders want maw size clarified in new bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fishmaws Traders Association–UFTA has asked parliament to clearly define in law the ‘fish maw size’, which they say continues to create friction between the dealers and the Fish Protection Unit. The association is an umbrella body of 21 locally registered companies and individuals …

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Fish exporters seek ban on local consumption of Nile Perch

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association has asked parliament to ban the local consumption of the Nile Perch. Sujal Goswami, the chairperson of the association tabled the request to the Agriculture Committee of Parliament which is currently considering the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021. …

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Fish prices skyrocket in Bunyoro sub region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of fish has almost doubled in most markets in the Bunyoro sub region over the last four months. According to a survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network (URN) in Buliisa, Masindi, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi, the prices of fish in the markets have skyrocketed. …

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17 arrested for alleged fish poisoning in lake victoria

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Seventeen fishermen have been arrested with a substance which they were pouring into  Lake Victoria allegedly to kill fish so they can pick it easily when it floats of the surface Nsubuga Muhammad, the Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson says the 17 suspects are still detained …

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Low oxgyen killed Nile perch fish in Lake Victoria – MAAIF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of Nile Perch was due to low oxygen in water. According to Pius Wakabi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), the reduction of oxygen levels in the waters of Lakes Victoria, Kyoga …

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Nile perch stocks in lake Victoria increase by 31 percent

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nile Perch stocks in Lake Victoria have increased by 31 percent, according to Dr. Edward Rukunya, the Director Fisheries Resources in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- MAAIF. This comes after close to three years since Uganda People’s Defense Force- UPDF commenced operations …

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Amolatar district registers 95% improved fish stock

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amolatar district has registered a 95 percent improvement in fish stocks following the suspension of fishing activities in Lake Kyoga. The government banned fishing activities on all Uganda water bodies in May 2019 to improve the fish stocks and reorganise the sector. As a …

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