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The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has stated that Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is threatening the sustainability of fisheries and affecting efforts to rebuild depleted fish stocks, hence plans are far advanced to acquire boats for increasing vigilance in the country’s waters to...
The Ghana Tuna Association (GTA) has called on the government to use the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a market for tuna in the landlocked countries. AfCFTA, which has its headquarters in Ghana, is estimated to boost intra-African trade by over 52 per cent...
Fish found in water-bodies surrounding the Tarkwa and Damang mines are healthy, according to Gold Fields Ghana which operates both gold mines located in the Western Region. Results of analyses conducted last year by the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory of the University of Mines and Technology, (UMaT) show that the fish...
Ghanaian fisheries observers are bribed, threatened and abused at sea, investigations by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) have revealed. These conditions have enabled rampant illegal fishing in Ghana’s waters. Action is urgently needed to ensure the safety of these individuals, to curb illegal fishing, and to safeguard coastal livelihoods...
Poor governance and lack of transparency and accountability in the fisheries sector among coastal communities in the Gulf of Guinea are contributing to a string of events which pose existential threats to the livelihoods of those who ply their trade in the fishing industry, a report by the Centre...
This year’s National Farmers’ Day is being observed today owing to the fact that Ghana goes to the polls on December 7 to elect both the President and parliamentarians, though December 4 will still be observed as a public holiday. The B&FT uses this auspicious occasion to congratulate the country’s...
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has reiterated its commitment to agricultural financing by implementing a strategic plan that will increase the share of Agricultural loans in the bank’s total loan portfolio to a minimum of 50 percent by 2022. The Managing Director of ADB, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, who announced...
Ghanaian workers have reported shocking human rights abuses aboard Chinese-owned trawl vessels - from beatings to a lack of drinkable water or basic medicines, and punishing working hours. This abuse of the crew goes hand-in-hand with threats, bribery of fisheries observers, and large-scale illegal fishing. The testimonies, documented in a new...
Covid-19 continues to have an adverse impact on the global landscape. Assets worldwide are depreciating and bankruptcies abound; gold is a new means of storing wealth; stocks are at their lowest and almost worthless - except those of companies that provide the basics. Tullow that once was trading at...
Ekumfi Otuam District in the Central Region of Ghana will also benefit from fish landing  site project as the Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah, announced the construction of an additional fishing port and landing site in the area. Otuam is well known as the hometown of the former and...
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