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The country’s Fisheries Management Plan, which is currently under review, states that the marine fisheries can sustain 48 trawlers. Yet 76 trawlers were licensed as at the end of 2019. Ghana’s fish population is already in dire straits and the arrival into Ghanaian waters of three new trawlers from China...
Senegal has rejected licensing requests for 52 new industrial fishing vessels, after Senegalese small-scale fishers and industrial shipowners raised the alarm. On World Ocean’s Day, June 8, the Minister of Fisheries rejected the requests, in a victory for sustainable fisheries. Attention is now on a similar case in Ghana,...
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...
The subsidy on premix fuel is a major contributory factor to depletion of fish stocks in the country’s ocean, Prof. Wisdom Akpalu, Director of Environment for Development (EfD) - a global network for environmental research, has said. Prof. Akpalu, who is also Dean-School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS) at...
Fisherfolks who disregard directives and still go fishing during the closed season will be dealt with by the law, Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hawa Koomson, has cautioned. According to the minister, despite all the efforts and measures made to rescue the country’s depleting fisheries sector - key among them...
A US$10million National Aquaculture Centre and Commercial Farms facility has been inaugurated to augment domestic production and reduce fish imports. The Centre is expected to provide training and start-up support to 300 aquaculture entrepreneurs, as well as produce 50,000 metric tonnes of fish within five years. The farmwhich operates under the...
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...
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...
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...
Dumping fish in the country’s seas ranks among the highest in the Gulf of Guinea, says a report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). The report, titled ‘On the precipice: Crime and corruption in Ghana's Chinese-owned trawler fleet’ and published in December 2022, noted that despite the practice being explicitly...