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This film shows how IUU fishing and the illegal practice called saiko are devastating Ghana's fisheries
‘Saiko’ is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing. Foreign trawlers target the staple catch of Ghanaian canoe fishers and sell this stolen fish back to local communities. Our new report has estimated the true cost of saiko
Illegal 'saiko' fishing costs Ghana tens of millions of dollars in revenue and threatens food security and coastal livelihoods.
Ghana is currently undergoing a review of its national fisheries law framework, and small-scale fishers, fish traders and processors – represented by the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council and the National Fish Processors and Traders Association – presented a ten-point communiqué to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development.
Transparency must be improved to eradicate illegal fishing and prevent the collapse of Ghana’s fishing industry, says a new report from the Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project, which lays out key measures that can be implemented immediately by the government. Transparency is crucial to provide much-needed accountability in a sector facing unprecedented challenges, as fish stocks plunge to their lowest recorded levels.
Around 90% of Ghana’s industrial fishing fleet is linked to Chinese ownership, an investigation by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has revealed. 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.
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.
In the context of the on-going national reform of the fisheries law framework, the Environmental Justice Foundation, Hen Mpoano and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization organised a roundtable to address the challenges faced by Ghana's small-scale fisheries sector. The report summarises the discussions on how the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security in Ghana will help promote and maintain responsible governance of tenure of fisheries resources.
Untersuchungen der Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) haben ergeben, dass rund 90 % der industriellen Fischereiflotte Ghanas Verbindungen zu Eigentümern in China aufweist. Ghanas Gesetze verbieten jedoch ausländische Beteiligungen oder Kontrolle von Schiffen unter ghanaischer Flagge. Die Regierungen Chinas und Ghanas müssen nun zusammenarbeiten, um die weit verbreiteten illegalen Fischereipraktiken in Ghanas industrieller Fangflotte zu unterbinden und um Auflagen gegen jene zu verhängen, die die Gesetze zu Eigentumsverhältnissen missachten. Deutsche Zusammenfassung und Empfehlungen basierend auf dem englischen Bericht.
More than 200 villages along Ghana’s coastline rely on fisheries as their primary source of income. However, Ghana's small pelagic fishery, crucial for food security and livelihoods, is on the brink of collapse following decades of over-exploitation. The illegal practice of 'saiko' fishing - the transhipment of fish at sea from industrial trawlers to local canoes - has had a particularly destructive impact on Ghana’s small pelagic fisheries. This briefing looks at the scale of the practice and its impacts on livelihoods, food security and sustainability.
The Government of Ghana has committed to rebuilding the nation’s fisheries through key measures set out in the 2015-2019 Fisheries Management Plan. The national fisheries law framework is also undergoing a revision to ensure emerging challenges are addressed and to bring Ghana’s laws into line with international standards. This process offers a crucial opportunity to ensure principles of sustainable management and good governance are enshrined within Ghana’s fisheries laws and future policies.
The Far Dwuma Nkɔdo project is implemented by EJF and Hen Mpoano, with funding from the EU. The project aims to secure greater environmental sustainability and social equity in Ghana’s fisheries sector, by supporting efforts to reduce illegal fishing and building the capacity of fishing communities in the sustainable management of their resource.