Fisheries

How Ghana’s Weak Penalties Are Letting Trawlers Off The Hook

About this investigation Meng Xin vessels have been fined at least US$90,000 for fishery offences committed in Sierra Leone and more than $270,000 in Ghana; Meng Xin vessels have committed at least 16 fishery offences since 2016; A Chinese state enterprise is the ultimate owner of 35 Meng Xin-named vessels operating in West Africa, with …

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Investigation Ties Foreign-Owned Trawlers To Illegal Fishing In Ghana

About this investigation This in-depth probe into the Meng Xin fleet of vessels operating in the territorial waters of Ghana was launched after several reports of fisheries infractions; Meng Xin vessels have committed at least eight fisheries-related offences, including illegally transferring catches at sea in a lucrative but illegal practice known as “saiko”; Ghanaian law …

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Missing At Sea: Police Investigate The Disappearance Of Two Persons in Separate Incidents At Sea

Investigations have begun into the disappearance of two persons in separate incidents at sea, the Marine Police in Tema have said. The missing include a 55-year-old man, only known as Olu, who is reported to have gone missing while aboard a canoe named, Behoko, on September 9, 2019. The canoe is said to have sailed …

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Part I: Illegal Fishing – A Threat to National, Economic, and Food Security Worldwide

Jonathan White is a retired Rear Admiral for the United States Navy and the President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Out of sight – out of mind. If you don’t see the ocean outside your window every day, it’s easy to forget how much we depend on it – from the oxygen …

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Fish Farmers Attempt To Beat EU Standard With FAO’s Improved Method

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for the smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, PAH, in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg – a standard that makes it beat the European Union (EU) market standard of 2ppm/kg. The improved method (smoker), known as Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT), is made …

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Climate Change Effect of The Fishing Industry

Climate changes affecting aquaculture are reflected by temperature changes in both water and air, particularly surface temperatures in marine conditions and other alterations in oceanographic conditions, including currents, wind speed, and waves. Rising temperatures can directly affect the metabolism, life cycle, and behavior of marine species. For many species, temperature serves as a cue for …

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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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