Stakeholders in the aquaculture subsector have called on the Fisheries Commission (FC) and the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to develop a Residue Monitoring Plan as part of measures to guarantee safe and high quality fish for consumers in line with international standards and export requirements. This call was contained in...
Government is putting a stop to entries of new artisanal canoes in the marine sector for three years, Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has announced. This move is part of measures to manage the growing number of canoes and control fishing in a way that helps...
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...
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...
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...
Twenty (20) fibreglass canoes are being distributed to fishermen along the four coastal regions of Ghana to promote sustainable fishing in the country. With the capacity to accommodate more than 15 fishermen per canoe in one fishing expedition, the fibreglass canoes were produced to reduce the dependence on Ghana’s timber...
The Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Lake Fish Limited located at Dodi Asantekrom near Akosombo, Ms Patricia Safo has been presented with the Life Time Aquaculture Achiever Award 2023. The Aquaculture Life Time Achiever Award was presented to her at Dinner and Awards Night organised by the Chamber of Aquaculture...
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has procured some 6,000 assorted fishing nets valued at about GH₵6million for distribution at a subsidised cost to artisanal fishermen across the various fishing communities in the country. The fishing nets, which are expected to be distributed soon, with the opening of...

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