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  • 2018 Summary of the 2016-2018 directed study course for Graduate Students studying integrated fisheries management.

    Robadue Donald 1 June 2018

    The aim of the directed study was to help new and continuing international students pursuing graduate degrees associated with CRC projects including Ghana and Malawi become established in their study and living situations, augmenting the support provided by their respective departments. *It sought to help them remain engaged with each other and as members of the network of researchers and professionals involved in their respective sponsoring projects at home.

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  • 2018 COMFISH Plus GOS Extrait du code de la pêche

    13 July 2015

    Ce document est un extrait du Code de la pêche (loi et décret) concernant uniquement la pêche artisanale. Il a été conçu comme un support de vulgarisation et de sensibilisation sur la gestion durable des ressources dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des plans locaux de gestion des pêcheries de sardinelles (Grande côte sud, grande côte Nord, Cap Vert, Petite Côte et Casamance.

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  • 2018 Hygienic Fish Handling, New Improved Stove And Consumer Awareness Campaign

    Affel R., Smith. N. 1 February 2018

    The Hygienic Fish Handling, New Improved Oven and Consumer Awareness Creation Campaigns were organized in the four Project target Communities in Central and Western Regions of Ghana namely Elmina, Moree, Anlo-Beach and Sekondi/Ngyeresia. Each of the campaigns was climaxed with a grand durbar. In all, 483 people participated in the campaign comprising of Chiefs, Chief Fishermen, Canoe Owners, Elders, Market Queens, District Assembly Representatives, Food and Drugs Authority Representatives and Fishermen and Fish Processors/Mongers. The campaign has for its purpose awareness creation on the importance of handling fish under hygienic conditions from net to plate. It was also to educate the people on the new improved oven (Ahotor Oven). The durbar ended successfully with its objectives achieved.

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  • 2018 SFMP Progress Report October 1 to December 31, 2017

    Coastal Resources Center 1 January 2018

    This progress report details the activities, results, and lessons learned during the first quarter of Year 4 (October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017). It also explains how partners significantly contributed to the achievement of set targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project.

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  • 2018 Rapport Diagnostic Projet Comfish Plus

    Coastal Resources Center 1 December 2017

    Ce présent rapport de mission est le résultat d’un diagnostic participatif de cinq sites de transformation artisanale de produits halieutiques de Cayar, Yenne Todd, Guéreuw (Guéréo), Pointe Sarène et Missirah dans le cadre du projet USAID/COMFISH Plus pour une amélioration de la qualité et une meilleure mise en marché des produits halieutiques transformés, à travers l’établissement d’un état des lieux des unités de transformation ciblées. Elle s’est déroulée du 06 au 08 Décembre et du 11 au 13 Décembre 2017.

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  • 2018 Rapport Projet Comfish Plus BPH BPT French

    Momar Yacinthe DIOP 1 June 2018

    La prise en compte de la formation des femmes dans la promotion et le développement de leurs activités de production gage de leur développement économique, est un véritable défi à relever pour la lutte contre la pauvreté. Le contexte socio- économique actuel secoué par des perturbations multiples (environnement déséquilibré, la rareté des ressources naturelles, la hausse des prix), a créé beaucoup de difficultés qui ont même perturbé la vie des femmes.

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  • 2018 SFMP Progress Report. January 1 to March 31, 2018.

    CRC 6 June 2018

    This progress report details activities, results, and lessons learned during the second quarter of Project Year 4 (FY18). *It also explains how partners contributed to the achievement of targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of SFMP.

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  • 2018 Status of the small pelagic stocks in Ghana and recommendations to achieve sustainable fishing 2017

    Lazar, N., Yankson K., Blay, J., Ofori-Danson, P., Markwei, P., Agbogah, K., Bannerman, P., Sotor, M., Yamoah, K. K., Bilisini, W. B. 1 April 2018

    This report provides an update of the status of the small pelagic fish stocks in Ghana through 2017. It was led by the Scientific and Technical Working Group (STWG) of the USAID/ Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The information contained here was obtained from the Fisheries Scientific and Survey Division (FSSD) of the Fisheries Commission (FC) of Ghana and other available information. In this report we use the best available scientific information to show the status of small pelagic stocks in Ghana. Although these stocks extend beyond the borders of Ghana’s EEZ, we assume, for management purposes only, that the landings from Ghana form single small pelagic stock. While we recognize that this assumption may not be valid but since the landings realized in the EEZ of Ghana represent a large share of the Gulf of Guinea, it is fair to assume that that this assessment is indicative of the rest of the stock outside the boundaries of Ghana.

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  • 2018 COMFISH Plus Mise en place des unités de concertation Sine Saloum

    Minata DIA 1 March 2018

    Ce document est un compte rendu de la mise en place des Unités de Concertation émanant des CLPA de Toubacouta, Missirah, Foundiougne, Djirnda, Bassoul, Niodior, Fimela et Palmarin pour la mise en oeuvre du Plan de Gestion Participatif de la pêcherie de l’ethmalose au Sine Saloum.

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  • 2018 Guide Bonnes Pratiques d’Hygiène Projet USAID Comfish Plus French

    Monsieur Momar Yacinthe DIOP 1 June 2018

    Ce guide s’adresse donc en priorité aux femmes évoluant dans le secteur de la transformation du poisson. Il constitue un référentiel qui a pour but de guider les actrices dans leurs activités de tous les jours. Il est en même temps un répertoire de comportements et d’attitudes qui prend en compte toutes les opérations dans le processus de transformation de produits alimentaires à base de poissons. S’adressant à un public avec un faible niveau d’alphabétisation, il a été réalisé dans un langage simple, illustré par des images.

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  • 2018 MSMEs/VSLAs Formative Evaluation Report

    McNally, C., Crawford, B. Nyari-Hardi, B., Torell, E. 1 February 2018

    This report presents the results of a study conducted to evaluate the outcomes of the SFMP and CSLP projects support to enhance coastal livelihoods and improve fisheries the post-harvest value chain. The overall purpose of the formative evaluation of project supported MSMEs, VSLAs, and coastal livelihoods are to examine the relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of projects activities. The assessment also gauges the extent to which individual characteristics, geography, and other intervention factors influence change – and the degree of change.

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  • 2018 Training on Healthy Fish Handling for Fish Processors

    Development Action Association 1 March 2018

    Hygienic Fish Handling Training was conducted for (30) thirty fishermen and thirty (30) Fishmongers on 21st and 22nd March 2017 at the interim Fisheries Training Centre at Tsokomey in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region. The objectives of this workshop was to help fishers to identify critical points in post-harvest handling of fish that leads to spoilage, to improve fish quality to satisfy consumers, to improve fish quality to increase profit and to avoid unnecessary spoilage of fish after harvest and through the value chain of fish handling.

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  • 2018 COMFISH PLUS RAPPORT TRIMESTRIEL 1er Octobre 2017 – 31 Décembre 2017

    Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island 31 January 2018

    Ce rapport décrit les progrès réalisés dans la mise en oeuvre des activités du premier trimestre du plan de travail de l’année fiscale 2018 du projet USAID/COMFISH PLUS.

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  • 2018 Shellfish Co-Management: Peer to Peer Study Tour to Western Benin Oyster Communities

    Adité, Alphonse, Adité, Perpétue, Agbey-Dedei, Sarah, Asare, Abraham, Janha, Fatou, Kent, Karen 1 May 2018

    This Shellfish Co-Management Peer to Peer Study Tour to Western Benin Oyster Communities was part of a series of peer to peer capacity development actions facilitated by USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) to support a women-led participatory fisheries co-management planning process for sustainable management of the Densu River estuary oyster fishery in Ghana in partnership with Development Action Associates (DAA). The Densu estuary co-management planning process is modelled on the participatory, ecosystem-based, rights-based co-management approach implemented in The Gambia by the TRY Oyster Women’s Association (TOWA) and the Department of Fisheries, facilitated by the University of Rhode Island (URI) under the USAID/BaNafaa Project. The Benin study tour built on previous peer to peer capacity development activities organized by SFMP

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  • 2018 A Guide on Illegal Fishing Activities in Ghana

    Afoakwah, Richmond. 1 April 2018

    This manual is intended to contribute immensely to the development of fisheries, and the value chain in Ghana, improve profitability; and gains to fisheries law enforcers, fishermen, and fish processors would be quantitatively demonstrated.

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  • 2018 SFMP Progress Report. April 1 to June 30, 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 1 July 2018

    This progress report details activities, results, and lessons learned during the third quarter of Project Year 4 (FY18). It also explains how partners contributed to the achievement of targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of SFMP.

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  • 2018 Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (Revised May, 2018)

    Coastal Resources Center 1 May 2018

    Following USAID ADS 203 guidance, this document serves as the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (M&E Plan). The M&E Plan is a tool for planning, managing, evaluating, and documenting progress towards achieving the goals of the project. It will help us methodologically evaluate and communicate the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. It will be part of our overarching learning strategy that is based on adaptive management, sound science for management, stakeholder participation, and periodic self-evaluation. The M&E Plan includes two major components. First is the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and its associated indicator reporting which is tied to the project goal and intermediate results. Second is a knowledge management and learning strategy to communicate and share information, results, and lessons—and solicit input and feedback for adaptive management. This approach will optimize the project’s performance and ensure accountability to USAID and the Ghanaian and American people.

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  • 2018 COMFISH PLUS FY18 Q1 Report Final

    Coastal Resources Center - CRC 1 January 2018

    The project objective is to support the Government of Senegal's efforts to reform the fisheries sector and increase the resilience of fishing communities and their livelihoods. The project does this by strengthening the enabling conditions for improved governance, including gender empowerment; improving access to science for decision making; and identifying and taking actions that increase resilience to climate change.

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  • 2018 Fisheries and Food Security: A briefing from the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project, January 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 1 February 2018

    The Fisheries sector plays a significant role in the Ghanaian economy overall. It directly employs 263,000 people and is estimated to contribute to the livelihoods of 2.6 million Ghanaians. Ghana’s fish trade deficit is growing. In 2013, it increased to US$319 million while fish imports grew to US$373 million. The small-scale artisanal (canoe) fishery is an important sector of Ghana’s economy and plays significant roles in supporting livelihoods and food security. This fishery produced 70% of the marine fish supply in 2015. Reducing the total fishing effort to the targets recommended by a science and technical working group15 would allow small-pelagic stocks to recover and rebuild. The potential maximum production by 2030 is 90,000MT. Improved post-harvest handling and processing can reverse current post-harvest losses in the value chain that range from 4% to 50% of salted, dried and smoked fish products in Africa. USAID’s significant investments are achieving results and contributing to its country strategy and Ghana’s fisheries and food security development agenda.

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  • 2017 Training Of MSMES In Fish Processing Business Development In Volta Region

    Etsra, H., Kwarteng, E. 1 May 2017

    The objectives of the training program was to increase participants’ knowledge on business records keeping and profit calculation, increase participants’ understanding of the benefits of savings and encourage them to practice it, increase participants’ interest in the benefits and use of Dzidedi oven and strengthen existing groups and adopt them into NAFPTA.

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  • 2017 Stakeholder Participation and Social Network Baseline and Year 2 Report

    Asare, M., Corvese, C., Long, N., Odjidja, E., Robadue, D., Wallace, K. 1 May 2017

    This report draws upon the event participation and contact information to trace the growth of stakeholder engagement related to SFMP activities. In addition to the cumulative number of individuals and encounters, the data has been analyzed to determine how many new individuals—men and women—are becoming involved over time. In addition, we explore whether it is possible to document shifts over time in the levels of engagement of women in policy-related events compared to livelihood related training and meetings, to see if elements of success in implementing the SFMP gender strategy for increasing women’s engagement in policy can be detected. Finally, we utilize approaches employed in social network analysis to draw additional insights out of this routine information in terms of actors who are more central or well-placed to foster or block information exchange. Some results of this exercise are also presented.

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  • 2017 COMFISH Plus ANNUAL REPORT October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

    CRC 1 October 2017

    This report describes the progress made in implementing the 2017 annual work plan of the extension phase. It highlights the progress in the formulation of the Fisheries National Adaptation Plan (PNA) and collaborative fisheries management plans for Grande Côte Nord, Cap Vert and Petite Côte, the implementation of Local Conventions, and the strengthening of the project documentary base in support of participatory fisheries management plans.

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  • 2017 Woodlot Committee Meeting Report

    Opari-Addor, J., Takyi, M. 1 June 2017

    The cassia plantation in Anlo, Shama District has seen much success from the start of the project to date; from land acquisition, seedling buying, land clearing and planting. This activity which falls under IR 4.2.2 work with women and youth in Anlo to manage woodlot plantation is a direct activity to ensure that fish is protected by protecting the mangrove (ecosystem of Anlo) thereby relating to the main project goal of rebuilding marine fishery stocks since the mangrove is spawning ground for some fish species.

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  • 2017 Five Demonstration Activities on Stove use and Safety Management

    Kankam, M. 1 June 2017

    This reports objectives are to introduce the AHOTOR Oven to fish processors and the general public, demonstrate to fish processors and the general public on the use, benefits and features of the AHOTOR Oven, and to conduct a comparative test to assess the performance and efficiency of the new technology. The expected outcome of this report are for participants to fully understand how to use the AHOTOR Oven for smoking and to understand the financing model for the acquisition the Oven.

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  • 2017 Business development training for 100 new Micro Small Medium Enterprises

    Swanzy, S., Kankam, M. 1 March 2017

    The lack of business development and management skills among majority of fish processors to expand their businesses and also create an alternative livelihood is an important concern that can be addressed by business management training. The general objective of the program was to provide business development and management training by educating fish processors to mobilize their own resources through savings and credit activities with a view to improving the socio-economic conditions of the community, their business, community members and creating alternative livelihood.

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