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UPDF Marines Destroy Two Tons of Immature Fish :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UPDF Marines Destroy Two Tons of Immature Fish

Mulondo also accuses Kalangala authorities for speaking against Marines involved in the fight against illegal fishing for their selfish interests.
Some of the impounded immature fish

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Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF marines have destroyed two tons of immature fish impounded from a forest near Kusu landing site on Bugaba Island in Kalangala District. The owners of the impounded fish took off after being tipped off of a looming arrest by the marines on Tuesday night.

The impounded consignment including both fresh and smoked fish was waiting transportation to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Bugaba Island, where the fish was impounded is home to a detach belonging to the Special Forces Command-SFC.

In August this year, there were skirmished between the Marine and SFC when the marines attempted to apprehend SFC soldiers involved in illegal fishing. One person was shot dead in the scuffle. Godfrey Mulondo, the Chairperson of Kusu Landing site, says they have made several strides in stopping illegal fishing since the inception of operations on Lake Victoria in 2017. He says all those involved in the practice leave after making loses. 

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

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Last month, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga received a petition from Island communities complaining about continued harassment and torture by Soldiers under the Fisheries Task Force. The Speaker instituted a committee to investigate the matter. 

The commander of the Fisheries Task Force in Kalangala District, Innocent Abaho, says majority of those dealing in illegal fishing have resorted to settling in forests as they pursue illegal fishing. He says the army is working towards arresting them so as they can face justice. 

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