Harmonise needs of fishermen, traders

A fisherman carries a Nile Perch at Entebbe. Uganda churns out at least 447,000 metric tonnes of fish, with Nile Perch contributing about 86,463 metric tonnes of total fish catch, and earns $153 million (about Shs548 billion) annually in exports. Photo |  File 

What you need to know:

  • The issue: Local consumption of Nile Perch
  • Our view: Nile Perch is not only a delicious meal for many. It is said to have important nutrients including Omega 3 and protein. To ban Ugandans from fishing for it for local consumption would be sacrilegious. 

The Uganda Fish Processors Exporters Association (UFPEA) have come up with an extremely absurd and inherently selfish proposition as far as the consumption and sell of Nile Perch goes. 

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