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Mukisa warns on fish depletion in Uganda lakes

People at Kasenyi Landing site, Lake Victoria.

Ultimate Media

The Minister of State for Fisheries, Fred Mukisa has warned that improper fishing methods will wipe out fish in Lake Victoria.

Mukisa says the current fish shortage in lakes will worsen in the near future due to continued illegal fishing and use of illegal nets that trap immature fish.

He says that most gear used by fishermen on Uganda’s lakes do not conform to seaworthy standards.

The minister says this has added to poor fishing practices, illegal transportation of toxic chemicals and leaking oil products to bring a real threat to the future of fish on Lake Victoria.

He was speaking at at Imperial Botanical Hotel in Entebbe today.

Mukisa says the number of fish in Lake Victoria is reducing because of the use of sea vessels that are not seaworthy, some of which have leaking engines.

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