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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...
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...
While two sectors, industry and services, were decimated by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they experienced contraction of 5.7 percent and 2.6 percent respectively, agriculture rather saw a growth of 2.5 percent in the second quarter, according to data released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The agriculture...
The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah has led a delegation comprising, the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministerial Advisory Board, Mrs. Mabel Sagoe, Officials from the Ministry of Transport as well as the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to inspect current works 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...
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...
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...
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...
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