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07:32
07:32

FPU Donates Life Jackets to Fishing Communities in Jinja city fisherman 1

The official handover took place at Masese landing site on Monday, where Southern Division Mayor Nasser Ashiraf received the donation during an engagement with UPDF officers.
15:01
15:01

Two Fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria deceased

Rashid Kasaajja, the Bukagabo landing site chairperson, says that much as the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel have labored to sensitize fishermen on the disadvantages of using illegal fishing gear, which contribute to the increase of fatal accidents across the lake, most of them have remained adamant.
10:54
10:54

FPU Destroys 1,000 illegal Fishing Nets in Mayuge area 2 2

The illegal nets comprised 1,044 beach seines and 88 monofilament nets which they say have been depleting the lake of all its’ fish species.
08:28
08:28

Namayingo Fishermen Want FPU Disbanded Over Human Rights Violations UPDF 2 4 Top story

Patrick Ochieng, a resident of Singila village accused some FPU officers of conniving with their civilian counterparts to confiscate their fishing nets and charge them between 200,000 and 300,000 to recover them.
12:37
12:37

Pollution of Breeding Sites Worries Fishermen in Jinja fisherman 2 3

They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because their breeding areas are contaminated with unspecified amounts of acidic waste from factories. The fishermen pinned Nile Agro and Skyfirt Leather Industries for establishing an extension of 50 meters into Lake Victoria.
18:42
18:42

Agriculture Ministry Ponders Forceful Eviction of Encroachers from Shorelines people 1 3

State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
12:57
12:57

Floodwaters Scoop up Gardens along L. Victoria Shoreline in Jinja fisherman 3 2

By this morning, a number of gardens and pig houses were floating on parts of the lake that are adjacent to Masese landing site, Rippon falls and Rock. The same villages are also threatened by the rising water levels which are seemingly threatening to guzzle the Lake Victoria shoreline.
16:25
16:25

46 Soldiers Dropped from Fisheries Protection Unit district 1 2 Top story

According to Ssebukera, the move is aimed at cleaning the unit following persistent complaints of incompetence and brutality leaved against the unit.
15:53
15:53

FPU Commander Calls for Establishment of Special Court for Fishery Issues government 1

Akandwanaho notes that cases of illegal fishing practices have increased and over 2500 illegal boats commonly referred to as “bao tatu” and 800 beach seines have been impounded in the past seven months.
12:22
12:22

Leaders Upbeat as MV Sigulu Launches onto L. Victoria government 1 4

The Uganda National Roads Authority is finalizing works on MV Sigulu, the largest ferry in Uganda so far, which will connect Namayingo district to the islands of Sigulu and Dolwe. The ferry constructed by a Danish Johs Gram Hanssen –JGH Marine has a capacity to carry 300 passengers, and close to 20 vehicles. It can move at a speed of 14 kilometres per hour.
13:42
13:42

Kenyan Fishermen Decry Torture By Uganda Police Marine officers security 2 1

The fishermen allege that the marine officers arrest and detain them for weeks without trial which affects their livelihoods.
11:49
11:49

13 Killed in Buyende Hailstorm resident 1 Top story

The storm ravaged the villages of Kabugudo, Nabweyo, and Nakabembe in Kidera town council after heavy rains which begun at 8:00 pm on Sunday night until 10:30 pm.
12:55
12:55

Nankabirwa Weed Devastates Kaliro, Buyende Fishing Communities people 3 1

The weed was first seen on Uganda's water bodies in 2013, according to data at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute and has since spread to cover parts of Lake Kyoga and Albert. According to water and fisheries experts, the giant Salvinia Molesta is worse than the water hyacinth.
15:28
15:28

Fisherman Found Dead in Boat investigation

A source at the landing site told URN on condition of anonymity that Bawukanya could have been killed by fellow fishermen.
15:46
15:46

Fishermen Protest Death of Their Colleague jinja 1 4

Molson Bizitu, the area Councilor who also doubles as the Speaker Jinja municipal council, said they have given police an ultimatum of two weeks to arrest Kayira whom they fault for orchestrating murder on the lake.
17:44
17:44

Metrological Officer Warns Marine Travelers on Bad Weather lake victoria 1

Usually, Lake Victoria experiences strong waves between the Months of June and August. However, Lake Victoria in the past two weeks has experienced rough waters. The strong waves are mostly experiences in open waters between Funve and Buggala Islands, Bugaba and Bukasa Islands and between Kigungu and Kachanga islands.
12:40
12:40

Town Council Chairperson, Residents Oppose Gerenge Beach Construction road 1 3 Top story

The Katabi Town Council Chairperson, Ronald Gavins Kalema, says all developments that are in a 200-meter buffer zone must have environmental impact assessments from the National Environment Management Authority NEMA, which most developers dont have.
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