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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 Business Management Training Workshop

    Affel R., Antwi, H., Addo, O. J. 1 May 2018

    As part of the efforts to achieve its vision: “Improvement of socio-economic status of rural women and wellbeing of children and the community as a whole”, CEWEFIA with support from USAID/SFMP organized a five-day training for fish processors, fishmongers, fishermen, canoe/boat/net owners and all those who are engaged in fisheries related businesses in the project communities, i.e. Moree, Elmina and Sekondi-Ngyresia from Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May 2018. The objectives of the training were to improve the business management skills of its members for maximum income. The training topics included Financial Management Skills, Record Keeping, Customer Care, Calculating Profit and Cost Categorization. The training was facilitated by CEWEFIA Team. A total of 162 participants attended the training as Elmina 48 (3 men, 45 women); Moree 41 (3 men, 38 women) and Sekondi 73 (13men and 60 women).

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  • 2018 TRY Oyster Women’s Association Technical Assistance Visit to DAA and Densu Oyster Picker’s Association

    Janha, Fatou 1 May 2018

    From May 1 – 5, 2018, a team of three people led by Fatou Janha, Director of TOWA, Lamin Saine from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and Isatou Jarju from TOWA, conducted a 5-day visit to the DOPA women oyster pickers in the Densu River estuary delta in Ghana.

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  • 2018 TRY Oyster Women’s Association Technical Assistance Visit to DAA and Densu Oyster Picker’s Association.

    Janha, Fatou 1 May 2018

    The purpose of this Technical Assistance visit was to follow up on a recent March 2018 study tour of two Densu Oyster Picker’s Association (DOPA) oyster pickers and one DAA staff from Ghana to The Gambia and to support the application of lessons learned. The Ghanaian women came to The Gambia to visit oyster harvesting communities and learn the best oyster harvesting methods, good governance and co- management practices, as well as post-harvest processing and marketing techniques. From May 1 – 5, 2018, a team of three people led by Fatou Janha, Director of TOWA, Lamin Saine from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and Isatou Jarju from TOWA, conducted a 5-day visit to the DOPA women oyster pickers in the Densu River estuary delta in Ghana.

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  • 2018 Value Chain Improvements In Small-Scale Fisheries: Case Studies From West Africa

    Beran, K. 1 May 2018

    Seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world by value. Small-scale fisheries contribute significantly to the global production and supply of seafood. Yet, many small-scale fisheries in developing countries fail to maximize value of seafood products due to post-harvest loss, production, distribution, and marketing challenges.The purpose of this study is to examine how post-harvest innovations might address some of these challenges, whom they benefit along the fisheries value chain, and factors that influence adoption of innovations through two case studies in West Africa.

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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 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 Rapport Trimestriel N0-2 1 Janvier 2018 – 31 Mars 2018

    1 April 2018

    L’objectif du projet USAID/COMFISH Plus est d’appuyer les efforts du Gouvernement du Sénégal visant à réformer le secteur de la pêche et à augmenter la résilience des communautés de pêcheurs et leurs moyens d’existence. Cela passe par le renforcement des conditions préalables nécessaires à l’amélioration de la gouvernance des pêcheries, l’accès à la science pour appuyer les processus de prise de décision, l’identification et l’adoption de mesures contribuant à améliorer la résilience au changement climatique.

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  • 2018 Refresher Training For Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) and Anti-ClaT Advocates

    Affel, R., Takyi, M. 1 April 2018

    The training deployed the use of discussions, brainstorming and demonstrations to deliver lessons on CLaT prevention, experience and information sharing. There were discussions on Stages in Child Development and its associated characteristics, Support Circle and Child Work. The discussions were led by Madam Cecilia Arthur, a retired Social Welfare Officer for KEEA and Mr. Godfred Nyarkoh, the Municipal Director of Department of Social Welfare, KEEA and a CCPC member.

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  • 2018 Progress Report January 1 to March 31, 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 31 March 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 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 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 2nd Quarter CLaT Partners’ Meeting Report

    Semordzi E. 1 March 2018

    A report on the 2nd quarter meeting between the implementing partners of the SFMP project. The partners at the 2nd quarter meeting discussed learnings from the Torkor trip and also planned for the World Day against Child Labor. Partners are positive that the Torkor model can be replicated in the Central Region and are willing to incorporate some of the learnings in their current implementation work. Secondly, partners hope to organize the World Day against Child Labor on a national scale and therefore will seek further collaboration with government bodies such as the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP).

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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 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 comprising chiefs, chief fishermen, canoe owners, elders, market queens, district assembly representatives, Food and Drugs Authority representatives, fishermen and fish processors/mongers. The purpose was to raise awareness 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.

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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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  • 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 Socialization Meeting With DQF and Beneficiaries

    Affel, R. and Takyi M. 1 February 2018

    A one-day socialization meeting was organized by CEWEFIA in collaboration with Daasgift Quality Foundation for four communities (Asanta, Ankobra, Shama and Axim) on Thursday 22nd February 2018, at Axim in the Western Region of Ghana. The purpose of the meeting was to officially introduce CEWEFIA to the communities and to enable CEWEFIA to carry out hygienic fish handling activities there.

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  • 2018 Report On Learning Tour To Torkor For SFMP Partners And Selected Stakeholders

    Semordzi, Edem. 1 February 2018

    The main objectives of the tour were: *To Provide a learning platform for partners on the Torkor Model. *Experience and understand how real changes on the ground were achieved. *Find opportunities for replication in the Central Region.

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  • 2018 Training on Hygienic Handling of Fish; Class 1 Certification Guidelines

    Etsra, H. 1 February 2018

    The training aimed to educate fish processors on the importance of producing healthy fish, not only to sell to higher markets but to also ensure that they are not causing harm to other humans by selling unwholesome food (fish) to them. It was also to help identify and support fish processors who are willing to produce fish under hygienic conditions, and help them access higher markets for their efforts for producing healthier fish. The trained processors would also train their helpers to ensure that the processing team adhere to the hygienic practices laid out in the certification checklist.

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  • 2018 A Two-Day Training in Advocacy Skills For CCPS and Anti- CLaT advocates in Moree and Elmina

    Fiatui G., Takyi M. 1 February 2018

    CEWEFIA is undertaking advocacy training to build capacity for members of Community Child Protection Committees to effectively support the fight against child labor and trafficking and to highlight the provisions in the law that protect and provide for corrective measures for victims and their families.

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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 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 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 Stratégie de mise en oeuvre des PGP Ethmalose

    1 January 2018

    l’objectif assigné au plan est l’amélioration de la contribution de la pêcherie de l’ethmalose à la sécurité alimentaire :

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