China’s hidden fleet in West Africa: a spotlight on illegal practices within Ghana’s industrial trawl sector

  • Publication Date  11-10-18
  • Type  Report

Around 90% of Ghana’s industrial fishing fleet is linked to Chinese ownership, this report reveals. This is despite the fact that Ghana’s laws clearly forbid any foreign ownership or control of vessels flying its flag. The Chinese and Ghanaian governments must now work together to eradicate the illegal fishing practices which are rife in Ghana’s industrial fleet, improve transparency and sanction those contravening ownership laws.