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16:33
16:33

Uganda's Hands Over 29 Arrested Errant Fishermen to Kenyan for Trial in Their Country district 1

Ruto Chepchumba, the Busia county commissioner, says that the suspects will undergo full trial under the Kenyan law on fisheries, adding that they will serve as an example to their colleagues who have become perennial trespassers into Ugandan waters.
07:04
07:04

Teenager Drowns in Lake Albert drowning 1

Baker Ogen, the LC I Chairperson of Rwentali Landing Site told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Sunday afternoon that although the two fishermen sounded an alarm following the incident, it was too late for other fishermen to come to their rescue since they were a distance away from them.
08:01
08:01

FPU Impounds Illegal Fishing Gear in Busoga Mayuge 1 1

The dealers normally store the illegal fishing nets in their homes and sell them off to clients, most of whom in the end act as their agents within the remote landing sites across different lakes within the country.
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.
15:54
15:54

A Hundred Fishing Boats Burnt on Lake Albert FPU 1

The boats were destroyed in an operation conducted on Sunday and Monday at Runga landing site in Kiganja sub county Hoima district.
11:02
11:02

COVID-19 Taskforce Considering to Suspend Night Fishing on Lake Albert suspension 1

James Wanzala, a fisherman at Kijangi landing site, says that the proposed suspension of night fishing operations is good. He, however, wants the COVID-19 Taskforce to come up with appropriate measures to compel fishermen not to cross to the DRC while on the lake.
14:50
14:50

Bodies of Two Boys Retrieved from Kibimba Dam district

“My boys had gotten used to the classroom environment which kept them busy throughout the day, but since they are still in lower primary and are yet to return to school following the covid-19 lockdown restrictions, they had resorted to fishing as a means of making themselves productive,” their father says.
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.
15:06
15:06

Soroti Residents Resort to Fishing Citing Food Shortage Children 1 3

Salume Akwango, a resident of Katine Sub County, says they are currently depending on fishing and vegetables because getting food is a nightmare. Robert Ewaku, another resident says that some of them have ended up chasing their wives due to the economic hardships.
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.
15:29
15:29

Fish Exports Decline by 70% Due to COVID-19 Restrictions fishing 1 1

The Association’s acting CEO William Tibyasa Mwesigye says that Uganda exported 2,000 tons of fish in January, a figure which dropped to 611 tons by April, denting a sector which contributes up to three per cent to Uganda’s GDP and 12 per cent to the agriculture sector GDP
12:01
12:01

60 Fishermen Arrested For Defying Covid19 Directives fishing 1 1 Top story

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network this morning that the arrested fishermen are locked up at Kaiso police station pending transfer to Hoima Central Police station.
17:03
17:03

Another Fisherman Killed in Lake Albert fishing 1 Top story

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday afternoon that the deceased was fishing with his colleague, John Kyaligonza where a hippo attacked their boat causing it to overturn and capsize.
12:49
12:49

Government Relaxes Directive on Suspension of Fishing on Lake Albert corona virus 1 1

Last week the District Security Committee in Hoima and Kikuube districts suspended all fishing activities on the lake Albert waters, as a measure to control the spread of Corona virus disease COVID-19.
11:25
11:25

Fishermen Protest Suspension of Fishing Activities on Lake Albert Lake Albert waters 3 1

The security committee unanimously resolved that fishing on Lake Albert be suspended for 32 days, in line with a partial lockdown that was announced by Presidet Yoweri Museveni last week. The commitee observed that some Ugandan fishermen cross to the Democratic Republic of Congo and mix freely with communities on the other side, before crossing back to Uganda, which posses a risk of contracting the virus.
16:25
16:25

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

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