Thursday, 21 January 2016

Ghana: Fisheries ministry signs agreement with FAO to strengthen sector

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has signed a $500,000 technical cooperation agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on strengthening routine fisheries data collection in the West African sub-region. The move is also to support the efforts of fisheries committees of the West, Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) to enhance evidence-based decision making in the management, planning and development of the fisheries sector through a reliable statistical information system. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ms Sherry Ayittey, signed on behalf of the ministry, while Dr Abede Haile, the FAO representative to Ghana, initialled on behalf of the organisation. The project is aimed at developing appropriate and cost-effective, sample-based surveys for the artisanal fisheries sector, enhancing the national fisheries information system and also formulating mechanisms for the exchange of information between the FCWC and its member countries.

Source: Graphic Online