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Fisheries unit struggles to eradicate monofilament nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces – UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit has acknowledged that the fight against the use of monofilament nets on Lake Kyoga is still an uphill task. The use of monofilament nets was banned as part of the measures to prevent depletion …

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Fishing on L. Kyoga to resume with ban set to be lifted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has announced that a fishing ban imposed on Lake Kyoga will be lifted within the next three weeks. The Uganda People’s DĂ©fense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture imposed a ban on all fishing activities at Lake Kyoga in 2019, …

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UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to be deployed on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda peoples Defense forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit is taking over security across Lake Albert in one of the measures to combat illegal fishing. The deployment comes after the closure of illegal landing sites on the Lake Albert. The UPDF was first deployed in …

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Suspension of fishing activities boost school enrollment in Serere

  Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of children reporting for first term studies across Serere district has increased following the suspension of fishing activities, Education officials have revealed. Since January this year, the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit has intensified its operations against illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga. The operations …

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Fisheries Protection Unit destroys 1500 illegal fishnets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit has destroyed 1500 illegal fishing nets that were impounded from different wholesale shops in Jinja district. The nets were confiscated between September 2019 and January 2020. They comprised of both monofilaments and cast nets and were …

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