Parliament asked to shelve Fisheries Bill

Mr Richard Matovu (left) and Mr Fredrick Kamya, both fisher dealers, display the fish maw and the Nile Perch while appearing before Parliament’s agriculture committee yesterday. PHOTO/DAVID LUBOWA

What you need to know:

  • A House committee is currently deliberating on the contents of the Bill by entertaining the input of stakeholders.

The fishing community has asked Parliament not to rush passing the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021, after raising various concerns about its current form.
Their leaders made the request yesterday while appearing before Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. 
The committee is currently deliberating on the contents of the Bill by entertaining the input of stakeholders in the fishing sector. The Bill was tabled in the 10th Parliament.

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