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Museveni pledges support to fish farming

By:Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

President Museveni has pledged to support aquaculture in the country and also continue engaging fishing communities on better fishing methods to ensure sustainable use of water bodies.

The President said the fisheries sub-sector contributes four percent to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is the second largest export product for Uganda after coffee.

His remarks were contained in his speech delivered by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja during belated celebrations to mark the World Fisheries Day in Serere District .

The day was marked under the theme, ‘Promoting fish farming for improved household incomes.

Mr Museveni said Uganda produces 570,000 metric tonnes of fish annually, of which 120,000 tonnes come from fish farming that earns the country close to Shs800b.