Fish exports reach Shs 660bn, ministry pushes for new legislation

n spite of the negative effects as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in the past eight months, Uganda’s agricultural sector continues to flourish.

Last week, the ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) reported that the improvement of the country’s fish stock propelled annual exports to rise from 18,000 tonnes to 26,000 tonnes valued at $177 million (about Shs 660bn) in the last financial year.

According to Dr Edward Rukunya, the director of Fisheries in MAAIF, there is even potential for increased fish production and value addition.