Open letter opposing new trawler licences from the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council

  • Publication Date  27-05-20
  • Type  Report

Three new trawlers have arrived in Ghana from China and have been registered to the Ghanaian flag, despite a moratorium on new fishing vessels. The government’s own Fisheries Management Plan states that 48 trawlers are the most that the fishery can sustain, yet 76 trawlers were licensed at the end of 2019. Ghana’s National Canoe Fishermen Council has written an open letter to the Fisheries Commission opposing any decision to grant these vessels licences to fish in Ghana’s waters.