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12:53
12:53

Fishermen at Kitobo Landing Site Surrender Illegal Fishing Materials to FPU 1 3

Anywoli Zaake, a fisherman at Kitobo Landing Site, said that they decided to surrender the illegal fishing gears following the sensitisation by FPU.
10:37
10:37

Improved Prices Fuel Harvest of Immature Palm Oil Fruits OPUL 4 1 Top story

David Balironda, the Manager Kalangala Oil Palm Tree Out Growers Trust (KOPGT), says the increased prices have pushed farmers to harvest immature fruits. He, however, says this has led to the low-quality extraction rate in the mills, which has the potential of lowering the price of palm oil fruits.
15:12
15:12

Public Warned Against Eating Dead Fish Floating on Lake Victoria 1 1

Tons of dead fish are floating Lake Victoria and Jackson Baguma, the Kalangala District Fisheries Officer says they could have been killed of poisoning.
18:03
18:03

Nation Oil Distributors Suspend Transportation of Smoked Fish on MV Kalangala 1 2 Top story

This morning, fishmongers were surprised to find police officers on MV Kalangala checking all the cargo before it is loaded. All travellers with smoked fish were blocked from accessing the ferry ship not until they surrendered the fish to security operatives at the docking pier in Lutoboka.
14:59
14:59

Pioneer Oil Palm Outgrower Kankaka Dies at 76 Years 1 1

Patrick Kankaka was among the 10 farmers who planted oil palm in Beta East Bloc, Mugoye Sub County, Kalangala District in 2008 when the island population was still suspicious and resisting the new crop
12:54
12:54

Kalangala Pineapple Growers Seek Gov't Help as Kenyan Market Fades 6 1

According to records by the District Production Office, Kalangala has at least 100 commercial pineapple farmers some of whom are also intercropping their plantations with mangoes and citrus fruits. But they are struggling to earn from the production due to lack of markets.
19:19
19:19

UPDF Unit Still Enforcing Fish Smoking Ban 7 Months after Gov't Set New Regulations 2 1

The UPDF Marine led by Lt Col. James Nuwagaba believed the move would quickly help end illegal fishing. Two years after the Fisheries Protection Unit recorded tremendous success in the fight against illegal fishing, several leaders including Kalangala LC V chairperson, Willy Lugoloobi started calling for the return of fish smoking.
16:17
16:17

Kalangala Receives UGX 100m to Boost Fish Farming Activities 1

The money will be distributed between four groups; Lutoboka Youth Fish Cage Farming Association, Lutoboka Women Fish Cage farming group, Bugoma Youth Association and Mutambala Fishing, to start fish cages and procure fishing gear, among others, fishing boats, nets and engines.
14:18
14:18

Kalangala Officials Attribute Inactive Fish Plants on Illegal Fishing, High Power Tarriffs 1 2

Hussein Kato, a fisherman at Kisaba landing site, says they expected to use the fish handling facilities to improve the quality from the area.
17:08
17:08

Island MPs to Consult on Amendment of Fisheries Act updf marines 1 3

The amendments are expected to update and define the responsibilities of all people who engage in fishing and regulation of the fish business.
16:09
16:09

Delayed Payment of Kalangala Palm Oil Farmers Linked to Theft of UGX 9Bn out-growers 1 2

Joel Tamale, the Leader of the Bunyama Palm oil cluster, says farmers are running out of patience since they dont have money to look after their gardens.
11:20
11:20

UPDF Marines Destroy Two Tons of Immature Fish special forces 1 2

Mulondo also accuses Kalangala authorities for speaking against Marines involved in the fight against illegal fishing for their selfish interests.
11:53
11:53

NEMA Issues Guidelines For Rice Growing In Kalangala forests 1 2

Among the guidelines, the farmers must obtain licenses before growing rice on any island within the District and, all rice growers must have secured land not within forest reserves and the buffer zones.
09:46
09:46

Kalangala Residents Protest Ban On Rice Growing sub county 3 1

Maurice Bafiilawala, the Kalangala District Forestry Officer, says up to 7,000 acres of forest cover have been cleared by the farmers for rice growing.
15:24
15:24

Palm Oil Farmers Complain of Low Prices 3 1

Connie Masaba, the Project Manager Vegetable Oil Development project in the Ministry of Agriculture, told journalists in an interview that the palm oil farmers should instead celebrate the high price of Palm oil.
15:05
15:05

New Kalangala Ice Plant Rots Away Unused ice making plant 2 Top story

An ice block processing plant built to the tune of 8 billion shillings to help Kalangala fishermen is lying unused. The plant is located on Mwena Landing Site. The plant was commissioned May 20, 2014 to serve all the 84 islands that make up the district. The facility took five years to complete.
11:50
11:50

Kalangala Residents Petition Works Ministry Over Ferry 1 1

The decision by residents to petition the ministry was reached during a stakeholders meeting attended by Kalangala resident district commissioner Caleb Tukaikiriza and civil society organization members at the district head quarters on Friday.
07:28
07:28

Kalangala Hit by Fish Scarcity As District Kicks Out 10000 Fishermen 3 6 Top story

In January this year, Kalangala district council banned at least 10000 fishermen after they were found using illegal fishing gears. This grounded fishing activities on almost all landing sites in the district.
12:07
12:07

Palm Oil project stunting Growth in Kalangala-Chairman kalangala district

He regrets allowing the Palm oil project to take root in Kalangala saying that because of the project, the entire territory is covered in palm trees stalling construction works and several other development projects.
07:22
07:22

Coffee Wilt Disease Wipes Out 300 Hectares in Kalangala 3 1

Information at Kalangala district agriculture department shows that the Coffee Wilt Disease has wiped out over 300 hectares of coffee plantations over the last five years.
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