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Twenty (20) fibreglass canoes are being distributed to fishermen along the four coastal regions of Ghana to promote sustainable fishing in the country. With the capacity to accommodate more than 15 fishermen per canoe in one fishing expedition, the fibreglass canoes were produced to reduce the dependence on Ghana’s timber...
As a majority of the world’s capture fisheries sector remains over-exploited, with the situation not different in Ghana, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministry has said plans are underway to start value addition to fisheries products. Sector Minister Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson disclosed this, saying: “With the number of fleets increasing,...
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has lauded GOIL for the provision of quality marine gas oil and lubricants to fishing vessels. In a keynote address at a fisheries’ stakeholder meeting on fuel bunkering services for marine vessels in Tema, Hawa Koomson noted that local companies such...
Egbert Faibille, Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Commission (PC) has praised fishermen for their cooperation in minimising incursions into safety zones. “A safety zone is an area extending 500 metres from any part of offshore oil and gas installations; our fishermen have done well in minimising risks to fishing and...
The Minister for Fisheries & Aquaculture Development, Madam Mavis Hawa Koomson, has lauded GOIL for the provision of quality marine gas oil and lubricants to fishing vessels In a keynote address at a fisheries’ stakeholder meeting on fuel bunkering services for marine vessels in Tema, Madam Hawa Koomson noted local...
- Liberia’s Fisheries DG; as Liberia and Ghana Sign MoU The Government of Liberia, through the National Fisheries & Aquaculture Authority in collaboration with the Liberia Maritime Authority, and the Government of Ghana, through its Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, on Monday, November 7, 2022 signed a Memorandum of...
The Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC) has laid an embargo on new entrance of canoes from various landing beaches across the country's coast, effective January 2023. Members have established a three-year moratorium - a measure to limit the number of canoes fishing along the country's coast to make the...
Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aqua Culture Development (MoFAD), Moses Anim, has strongly indicated that the sector ministry is poised to ensure responsible fishing practices in marine resources, and they will not condone wrong methods such as Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) fishing. According to him, they are in a new...
Climate change is intensifying food insecurity across sub-Saharan Africa, where Russia’s war in Ukraine and the pandemic are also adding to food shortages and high prices. Climate events - which destroy crops and disrupt food transport - are disproportionately common in the region. One-third of the world’s droughts occur in sub-Saharan...
Women in Fisheries Against Violence (WiFVEs) project has been launched at Anomabo in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region to address issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the fishing communities. The project, implemented by Hen Mpoano, a Coastal Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with Central and Western Fishmongers Improvement Association...
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