Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association has asked parliament to ban the local consumption of the Nile Perch. Sujal Goswami, the chairperson of the association tabled the request to the Agriculture Committee of Parliament which is currently considering the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to consolidate …

… [t]he exporters are arguing that the law should ban the local consumption of the species, which is native to River Nile and Lake Albert in Uganda as a measure to protect the Nile perch which is currently threatened by illegal fishing methods. Goswami who says that they have exported fish to the European market for the last 22 years, demands that local consumption should be limited to tilapia.

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