People’s Defence Forces Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU on Thursday burnt
over 600 kilograms of immature Nile Perch at Bugonga landing site, Entebbe
The immature fish, valued at 7 Million Shillings were impounded on Saturday in
Warrant Officer 1 Deogratius Sentiba, the Spokesperson of FPU, on Thursday
said the immature fish were intercepted in trucks heading to
the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Sentiba says that the driver of the vehicle registration UBA 314S is currently
detained at Entebbe Police Station.
Mugabi, a Fisheries Inspector at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and
Fisheries, said that noted that majority of the fish are undersized.
Mugabi says the army’s presence on the lakes and on border points has resulted
in a reduction in illegal fishing activities.
District, the unit burnt fishing gears and boats impounded from fishermen on Lake
The unit in Buvuma headed by Capt. Jacob Obbo destroyed over 200 cast nets, 27
boats, and plastic trap monofilaments.
The destroyed gears were impounded on different days and gathered at FPU
barracks located at Lukoma in Busamuzi sub-county. Capt. Obbo adds that during Wednesday’s
operation, three people were arrested with illegal fishing gear and are yet to be
arraigned before courts of law.
The Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Patrick Mubiru says it is not
acceptable to use illegal gear but also appeals to residents to report corrupt
officers to their office for investigations.