Fish is one of the high value commodities that contributes to economic growth in Uganda. It contributes 3% to National GDP and 12% to agriculture sector GDP. Total fish production in 2014 amounted to 562,000 MT, of which 18,077 MT were exported. This generated USD 171.36 million for the country in 2014. This was an improved performance relative to production in 2013, which stood at 517,313 MT.
The sector targets to increase annual production to 674,028 MT by 2020, valued at approximately USD 6.4 billion. Annual exports are projected to increase to USD 200 million. (Source:MAAIF 2016/17)