Fisheries

TRAWLERS CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL FISHING CONTINUE TO DODGE FINES IN GHANA

Last year, the vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was caught in Ghanaian waters with illegal nets and undersized ‘small pelagic’ fish on board – the staple catch of local canoe fishers. The US$1 million fine originally imposed is the statutory minimum under Ghanaian law. However, the owners have refused to pay. This is a systemic problem …

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GHANA’S LAW IS CLEAR: SAIKO FISHING IS ILLEGAL

‘Saiko trans-shipments’ – where industrial trawlers transfer fish at sea to specially adapted canoes to be landed – are very clearly illegal under Ghanaian law, an analysis carried out by the Taylor Crabbe legal consultancy shows. EJF commissioned the analysis to put the matter definitively to rest. The real issue is enforcing the law to bring an …

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GHANA’S FISHERIES COLLAPSING AS TRAWLERS TAKE YOUNG FISH, EJF REPORT REVEALS

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 of saiko sardinella it obtained were 99% juveniles. This …

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CANOE FISHERS AND NGOS URGE GHANA’S PRESIDENT TO CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL ‘SAIKO’ FISHING

An open letter from the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen’s Council and eight NGOs has called on Ghana’s President to intervene to end the damaging illegal fishing practice known as ‘saiko’. This practice is driving crucial fish stocks to the point of collapse and endangering Ghanaian livelihoods, nutrition and national security. Saiko is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where …

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Rwanda Announces Import Ban On Tilapia Fingerlings

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has announced a temporary ban on the importation of tilapia fingerlings as a preventive measure against the Tilapia Lake Virus, a disease that is already killing tilapia in Tanzania, Egypt, Ecuador, and Colombia. The virus infects both wild and aquaculture populations of tilapia and presents symptoms of skin …

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Red Alert: Tano river contaminated; many fishes dead, residents cautioned not to drink water

Many fishes have been confirmed dead in the sacred Tano river at Tanoso near Techiman in the Bono East region. The death of the fishes and other aquatic species follows the contamination of the river by an acidic substance. An articulator truck loaded with car batteries from Accra to Tamale got involved in an accident …

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Fisheries Ministry Sued For Increasing Licensing Fees

The Ghana Tuna Association has sued the Fisheries Ministry over what it calls exorbitant licensing fees being charged by the latter. A member of the Association, Richter Nii Armah Amarfio indicated on Eyewitness News that the Fisheries Ministry’s decision to increase fishing license fees from US$35 to US$ 200 per gross registered tonnage without extensive consultations with …

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Ministry of Fisheries launches Canoe Identification Card

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD)has launched Canoe Identification Card (CIC) for easy identification of all operational canoes in the fisheries sector. The cards will bear Unique Response codes that are readable with a mobile phone application. The cards contain basic information such as the name of canoe owner, canoe number, name, length …

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Restocking Of Northern Dams Is To Increase Fish- Fisheries Minister

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has mentioned that the Government’s decision to restock some selected dams in the then three Northern Regions is to provide additional 10,380 metric tones of fish to Ghanaians. According to the Sector Minister, “The restocking activities covered 32 dams and dugouts in 32 communities covering a total surface …

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