Fisheries

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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STOLEN AT SEA

How illegal ‘saiko’ fishing is fuelling the collapse of Ghana’s fisheries Along Ghana’s 330 mile coastline, the ocean provides food and income for millions of people. In the last half-century, industrial vessels have flocked to these waters, trawling the sea for fish to export overseas. Now an illegal practice, known locally as saiko, is pushing …

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Paradox at sea: More trawlers on Ghana’s waters against dwindling stocks

Apam, a community in the Central Region, has gained prominence in Ghanaian society as a result of its fishing activities. Fishers in this part of Ghana have enjoyed bumper harvests for many years. But now, they say the stocks are fast depleting. The sea that once gave them value for their sweat, appears to be …

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