Month: September 2019

Rebuilding Ghana’s Marine Resources Calls For Ending Harmful Fishing Subsidies

Cape Coast, Sept. 16, GNA – The over-exploitation of marine resources and depletion of fisheries has become a major challenge for governments worldwide, especially in West Africa, where fishing contributes significantly to the regional economy.That is no less true in Ghana, where the government has long subsidized fishing in an effort to reduce the cost …

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Southern Ghana to experience minor rainy season mid-September

Southern Ghana should expect its second and minor rainy season of the year, during the middle of this month, September 2019. Mr. Michael Padi, the Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, told the Ghana News Agency that atmospheric temperature within the country was also expected to rise “from now because the sun is directly …

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Sekondi-Takoradi, Effia Kwesiminstim hit by Africa Swine Fever outbreak

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and the Effia Kwesiminstim Municipality have been hit with an outbreak of the Africa Swine Fever. The fever is suspected to have affected the government allocated pigs under the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme. This was captured in a letter addressed to the Minister of Agriculture by the Western Regional Agriculture …

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Cattle Farmers Associations Calls For Government Intervention

The Ghana National Association of Cattle Farmers (GNACF) has called on the government to allow the cattle owners or the Ghana Cattle Ranching Committee (GCRC) to manage the Wawase ranch in the Kwahu Afram Plains. The Association expressed worry about the poor management of the Wawase ranch, which had resulted in the death and theft …

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Ghana’s Fish Stocks Decimated by Illegal Fishing

Chinese involvement in industrial trawling is depleting Ghana’s fish stocks and harming livelihoods, says a new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Many West African countries rely heavily on their seas for food and income. But as the fishing industry has grown and internationalized, foreign interests have muscled their way in. China’s Hidden Fleet in …

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