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Minister Advocates Fish Farming

02 January 2009

UGANDA - People should invest in fish farming to reduce dependence on lakes, fisheries state minister has advised.

The Minister, Fred Mukisa, said the Government is working with its counterparts in East Africa to protect the lake, regulate fishing and make it a respectable job, reports New Vision.

“We want to come up with laws that will reduce pollution so that the future generation also benefits,” Mukisa said during celebrations to mark the World Fisheries Day at Pearl Garden’s Beach in Kalangala, recently.

He regretted that Uganda, which has been earning more than $100m from fish exports, will get less revenue this year due to over-fishing of immature fish.

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