August 12, 2016 – The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P Jackson on Friday, appealed to fisher folk in Elmina, an important fishing port in the Central Region, to maintain children in their home environment with their families and offer them good education instead of trafficking them into child labor-related activities that affect their health and ability to develop properly in life. Ambassador Jackson made the call when he visited the fishing community, which is a focal site of the USAID-funded Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), implemented by the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Read the full story
The University of Rhode Island seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) to lead the ongoing USAID funded Sustainable Fisheries Management Project in Ghana. Working closely with the Fisheries Commission and Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, this project focuses on rebuilding targeted marine fish stocks through adoption of sustainable practices and exploitation levels in Ghana. The Chief of Party, based in Accra, will provide overall program leadership, management, and technical direction for the SFMP Project for its remaining 2.5 years, through October, 2019.
The full job qualifications, responsibilities and application info are available here: CoP_Ghana_Sustainable_Fisheries_Management_Project.
CRC’s Jennifer McCann is the author of an article featured in Policy Options, a magazine of Canada’s Institute for Research on Public Policy, that explores how the country can glean lessons learned from Rhode Island’s marine spatial planning experience read the article HERE.