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Fish Farmers Want GM Stocks

UGANDA - Fish farmers in Uganda have called on the government to allow imports of genetically-modified (GM) tilapia to boost the falling fish numbers in local waters

Accoding to the news agency All Africa, Tugumisirize Digo, a fish farmer with Sunfish Farms in Wakiso, said many foreign companies had GM tilapia from Lake Victoria and were profiting from the trade.

"The Philippines are benefiting from tilapia got from Uganda, yet our government is making it difficult for us to access these technologies," Mr Digo said.

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Ellen Hardy

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