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12:27
12:27

Bunyoro Fishermen Struggle to Send Children to School over FPU Operations Lake Albert 2 1

The affected fishermen have been left stranded without any economic activity forcing many of them to vacate the lake.
16:23
16:23

Rising Fuel Prices Hurting Kasese Fishermen 4 1

Steven Bahemuka a fisherman at Kahendoro landing site says fishing is now becoming more expensive following the rise in fuel prices adding that retail units have now set their own prices.
08:41
08:41

Fishermen Starving as FPU Intensifies Operations on Lake Albert Starvation 5 1

There are approximately 56,000 fishermen on Lake Albert who harvest more than 100,000 tons of fish per year. But the Fisheries Protection Unit launched a massive crackdown on illegal fishing gear in August and has never ceased its operation against those involved in illegal Fishing since then.
14:58
14:58

Lake Albert Fishermen Hit-Hard by Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Rising fuel prices 4 1

A Litre of petrol at most of the landing sites is up from sh4,000 to between 5,000 and 6,000 shillings.
19:27
19:27

Fishermen Appeal to MPs on Boat Size Requirement boats 3 1

The Uganda Fisheries & Fish Conservation Association Chairman Seremos Kamuturaki told MPs that using a 28 feet boat is very problematic because different lakes have different sizes to accommodate all the fishermen. He says that some lakes are deeper than the others whereas others are shallow too shallow to accommodate the size of the boat prescribed by the Fish Act.
08:35
08:35

Fisheries Protection Unit Burns Over 200 Illegal Boats Lake Albert 1 Top story

According to Ndifula, the operations that are ongoing are aimed at strengthening national capacities to eliminate illegal fishing activities and increase the protection of transboundary resources. He says that the operations will spread to all the landing sites on Lake Albert until all illegal fishing activities are stopped.
14:21
14:21

Fishermen on Lake Albert Want Operation Against Illegal Fishing Gear Halted 2 2

The fisheries Protection Unit-FPU early this month launched an operation against illegal fishing gear on the Lake Albert.
18:46
18:46

DRC Deports Seven Ugandans For Illegal Entry fishermen 2 1

The seven were arrested for entering the country illegally through Lake Edward. They were deported on Thursday through the Mpondwe border in Kasese district.
16:37
16:37

Suspected Militiamen Raid Lake Albert, Rob Three Boat Engines DRC Militiamen 2 1

The seven suspected militiamen, four of them dressed in the DRC military uniform, placed several fishermen at gunpoint and ordered them to surrender their fishing gear. After executing their mission, they crossed to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Ethien Arua, one of the affected fishermen.
13:47
13:47

Two Arrested in Hoima Over Alleged Murder of Fisherman Lake Albert 1

The suspects are Patrick Balitwaha and John Byaruhanga both fishermen attached to Kijangi landing site in Mbegu parish, Kabaale sub county in Hoima district.
07:39
07:39

Injured Ugandan Fishermen Evacuated to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital drc militia 2

The injured fishermen are Seremos Byaruhanga, Robert Amukuhikirize and Deo Busobozi, all attached to Nsunzu B landing site in Buhuka Parish Kyangwali sub county, Kikuube district. They were shot and injured at around 5a.m near the Senjojo landing site in Buhuka parish.
13:40
13:40

Bodies of Fishermen Recovered from Lake Albert Lake Albert waters 1

The deceased fishermen have only been identified as Ajaruva 35 and Richard 24, both attached to Bugoma landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali sub county, Kikuube district.
16:14
16:14

Two Fishermen Drown in Lake Albert Boat accident 1

The deceased fishermen have only been identified as AJaruva and Richard both attached to Bugoma landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube district. The incident happened on Saturday evening at around 5p.m.
11:16
11:16

Fishermen Struggling To Recover 14 Robbed Boat Engines from DR Congo Militiamen DRC Militiamen 1

Robert Ofoi, one of the affected fishermen wonders why the government has left them to suffer in the hands of the suspected Congolese militiamen who have continued to cause untold suffering to them.
15:01
15:01

Suspected DRC Militiamen Rob 15 Engine Boats on Lake Albert fishermen 1

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the suspected Congolese militiamen that were dressed in DRC military uniform raided the lake and placed several fishermen at gunpoint, and ordered them to surrender the boats to them.
10:35
10:35

Soroti Fishermen Surrender Illegal Fishing Gears Army 2 1 Top story

Robert Ocan, the chairman of eleven landing sites on Lake Kyoga said that if the government had relaxed on impounding the illegal fishing gears, over 300 fishermen using small boats would have been lost by now. He asked the Government to support those surrendering the illegal fishing gears with small loans to purchase the recommended fishnets and boats. The fisheries protection unit-FPU was Tuesday invited to come and burn the illegal fishing gears.
12:53
12:53

FPU Warns Unlicensed Fishermen on Lake George, Edward operating licenses 2 4

Lt. Musa Mugogo, the commandant on the Fisheries Protection Unit in charge of the two lakes, says they are aware of the increasing number of people operating illegally on the lake.
11:49
11:49

Fishermen Warned Against Use of Pancakes to Catch Fish 4 1

FPU commander Lt. Col. Dick Kirya Kaija says the oils affect the digestive system of the fish and are not recommended to be fed on aquatic life.
07:38
07:38

Fishermen Seek Gov’t Intervention to Rescue Abducted Colleagues from DRC Abduction 4 1

Some of the abducted Ugandan fishermen are currently being held at the Tchomia Landing Site, Bunia district in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But their colleagues at Kaiso Landing Site are now asking Ugandan authorities to engage their counterparts in the DRC for their release.
18:17
18:17

DRC Militiamen Abduct 16 Ugandan Fishermen in Hoima Lake Albert 1 1

Fred Mujuni, the chairperson of Kaiso landing site fishing community told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday afternoon that all the four-armed Congolese militiamen put the fishermen at gunpoint before ordering them to surrender all the fishing gear in their possession. They later crossed with them to DRC.
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