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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...
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...
The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fuelling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa...
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...
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...
For the first time in three years, the countries fishing sector has shown signs of a promising future as figures from the Ghana Statistical Service indicate it has finally recorded growth after a period of contraction. The fishing sector has been in abysmal form since 2017, when growth contracted to...
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...
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 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...
Ghana’s sardinella fishery provides food and livelihoods for coastal communities and is more important than ever as coronavirus spreads. It is under severe threat from illegal targeting by industrial trawlers in a trade known as ‘saiko’. Now a report from the Environmental Justice Foundation has revealed that the samples...
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