|East African countries launch Lake Victoria clean up campaign|
|Friday, 09 April 2010 09:31|
In November 2009, the Council of Ministers of Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation agreed to clean up and deal with illegal fishing and trade on Lake Victoria.The three countries, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda that share borders of the lake are aiming to raise US$49.2 million to conduct the task.
The clean up exercise, which ended recently, took 14 days with each country contributing US$1.56 million. Kenya and Uganda are still in the process of raising the funds.
The two-week exercise, according to the Director of Animal Husbandry in the Ministry of Agriculture in Uganda, William Olaho-Mukani, involved the sensitisation drives among local communities, burning of illegal fishing gear, removing the weed from the lake and protecting the water from contamination.
The fishing sector in Uganda contributes about 18 percent of the country's total export income.
Latest Book Reviews
- Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged our Troops in World War II
- The Accidental Admiral: A Sailor Takes Command at NATO
- Performance By Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels
- The Dog Watch Number 71: Ships and Sea Stories
- A Handful Of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still Menaces the Peace
- Guidance For LNG Carriers: Transiting the Panama Canal
- Eagle Seamanship: A Manual for Square-Rigger Sailing
Latest CommentsTodd Hamilton: Agreed on all counts. Another point to take into account is contracts are sometimes paid for before...
anna sinclair: I am working at Deep water point and would like to know the history of Paspaley family
Dave: Perhaps a bit more research would have helped your article accuracy on the push for more recreationa...
Fred: Meanwhile you guys wonder why no one pays your rants any attention. Took me quite sometime to go thr...