UFM’s main products are fishing nets and twines. UFM manufactures fishing nets under the popular brand name, Simba, with the popular tag name, “nguvu sana” while the “Simba net” is a registered trade mark, an indication of high quality, authenticity and consistency.
Gill nets: These are made from pure nylon and come in various types;
a) Thickness/plies of 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24;
b) Various mesh sizes; and
c) Various colours – colours have been found to attract fish to the nets.
Cage nets: Cages varying in sizes are made for fish farmers for growing fish.
Seine nets: These are especially used by pond fish farmers:
a) When handling young fish in ponds for sampling, separation, or transfers between ponds; and
b) For harvesting mature fish from the pond.
Predator Nets: These are large sheets of netting designed to prevent birds from preying on the young fish/fingerlings in ponds. The net is reinforced with ropes to enhance ease of handling.