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To create a sustainable future of shared value with all stakeholders, AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine has implemented, among other things, an Aquaculture project to address unemployment within its host communities. Mr. Stephen Adjei, Senior Manager, Sustainability at the Iduapriem Mine, briefed the Executive Director of Ghana’s Fisheries Commission, Mr. Michael...
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has intensified processes in the adoption of aquaculture fish production as against the traditional unsustainable marine and inland fishing methods which have recorded significant declines in recent times. So far, over GH¢15million has been invested into technology adoption, training of extension officers,...
The Journalists for Responsible Fisheries and Environment (JRFE) is calling on government to end illegal transhipment of fish at sea popularly known as ‘Saiko’ to help better the lives of artisanal fishers. JRFE is worried about how the livelihoods of artisanal fishers in the four coastal regions of Ghana, are...
The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) and Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) have distributed outboard motors at highly subsidised prices to fishers in the Volta Region. The intervention, which is funded under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), is aimed at empowering fishers by building their capacity with...
  The Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has distributed 300 outboard motors to fishermen in the Western Region. With these subsidized outboard motors, the government and fishermen share the cost equally and it is to support the livelihood of the fishers and the fishing communities Mrs. Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister for...
There is a high risk that seafood caught by vessels fishing illegally in Ghana is entering the EU market, a new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation has concluded Industrial trawlers authorised for export to the EU have been linked to illegal foreign ownership and implicated in the use of...
An acrimonious relationship between mining companies and members of host communities, especially farmers over compensation for acquisition of land for mining purposes is a common feature in the country. The absence of a clearly defined legislation covering compensation for the acquisition of land for mining has created a vacuum for...
Local fishermen can expect to power their fishing boats with state-of-the-art outboard motors as the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) pre-financed the purchase of 1,300 outboard motors at a cost of GH¢19.8million for the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) and the Ministry for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development. The 1,300 outboard motors, which...
If properly enforced, Ghana’s new 2019 Companies Act will make it much more difficult for Chinese fishing corporations to illegally use Ghanaian ‘front’ companies to obtain local licences, a legal analysis has confirmed. Designed to improve transparency in company ownership and reveal any vested interests, the Act requires clear identification...
… calls for sustainable fisheries management decision-making Illegal fishing is considered globally as a fundamental driver of overfishing threatening marine ecosystems. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing puts food security and regional stability at risk. On a broader perspective, West Africa’s IUU accounts for approximately 40% of fish caught. This estimated...
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