- published: 23 Nov 2014
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Over 350,000 Ugandans are full-time fishermen
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The fisheries industry has been on a steady decline, following the indefinite closure of more than 10 fish processing plants in the country. Poor governance and neglect on conservation efforts have almost halved the country’s fish production, raising serious questions on the sustainability of fishing as an economic activity and preservation of Lake Victoria as a mutual resource shared between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Our reporter Vitalis Nyagoll gives us an in depth perspective into the issues bedeviling the fishing industry.
Lake Victoria has created its own traditions in the kitchen, and no trip there is complete without trying the local favourite - the Tilapia. But what's the best way to prepare this fish for the plate? CGTN's Lindy Mtongana and Orto Sori spent some time in Jinja, Uganda… and went hunting the recipe - for the perfect Tilapia treat. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Uganda Wildlife Authority has received a donation of a Yamaha Motor bike from the organizers of the Murchison Falls Invitational fishing Tournament 2017. The bike which is one of the five bikes that UWA has received over the years aim st assisting in law enforcement and Park Surveillance within Murchison falls National Parks across the country. Speaking to UBC, Peter Baldwin, the Honorary Warden and Managing Director of East African Fisheries Limited said fish being a vulnerable resource because of its food value should be protected with integrity so as to last for generations.
The increasing demand of fish for both the local and export market is attracting more Ugandans into the fish farming business. This follows the threat to the fishing industry posed by reducing stocks mainly attributed to population pressure and poor fishing methods on the country's lakes and rivers. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga spent the day at a fish farm in Eastern Uganda. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Fish have long been one of the leading export products for Uganda, but the country's stocks are declining due to overfishing. Researchers in the country are now adopting new technologies to encourage locals to practice responsible ways of fishing. It's hoped the new initiatives will boost exports and reduce pressure on Uganda's freshwater lakes.
Amazing footage of a huge Nile Perch being caught. Of note is the successful application of sustainable catch and release, despite the presence of large numbers of crocodiles -- well done the angler, captain, and the fishing company! The company in Uganda, Wild Frontiers, operates safaris, lodges, tented camps as well as fishing trips in Uganda, and has sister companies in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. www.wildfrontiers.com / www.wildfrontiers.co.ug
T/I: 11:17:56 Hundreds of thousands of tons of weed are threatening environmental havoc in Africa's greatest lake. Six years ago researchers spotted the first water hyacinth in Lake Victoria. Since then the large fibrous plant, which floats in mats across the water, has expanded at an extraordinary rate, drawing the life from the lake and threatening to block ports, dams, bays and even the River Nile. The plant was originally imported to the region by Belgian colonists. SHOWS: UGANDA. RECENT 0.00 Water hyacinth clogging Lake Victoria 0.08 Ferry Kabalega stuck in hyacinth 0.12 Men in boats, weeds floating past 0.18 WS weeds floating towards bridge 0.22 CU weeds floating 0.25 WS people at boats 0.29 MS people in boats putting pineapples into baskets 0.32 Men in boat on ...
Some footage of the fish auction at Ggaba landing site. A few miles outside of central Kampala, Ggaba landing site is one of the fishing centers where fishermen return with their catch from Lake Victoria and auction them off. The tilapia is fried fresh at nearby stalls and is one of the best dishes that I have had in the country. There were tilapia and lungfish for sale when I visited, but catfish and Nile perch also make an appearance on the auction block.
A tropical island in Lake Victoria that was once a byword for remoteness has become the home of palm plantations, boat makers and even a fishing empire. Alex Jakana met some of the people who live on Bugala in Uganda. Charlie Newland (graphics and titles), Tom Hannen (camera), Rhian John-Hankinson (editor), Deborah Basckin (producer). Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews