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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
Byline: Joshua Kato
IN the last few months, many boats on Lake Victoria have resorted to carrying firewood instead of of Fish. Ferrying firewood is not a choice, but a result of dwindling fish in the lake. "It is obvious that we are facing hard times. The good old days when fishing was in plenty are no more," says Salongo Nalumoso of Buvuma Islands.
Lake Victoria has an area of 68,800 square kilometres, making it the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. It is shared between Uganda, 43%, Tanzania, 51% and Kenya 6%. The lake is also a major source of fresh water fish for the three East African countries.
But, the fish stock in …