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CRC works in some of the least developed countries in East and West Africa — Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and The Gambia. In these countries, we have a variety of projects that support coastal communities and their inhabitants who rely on healthy coastal and marine resources for income, food and trade. We are working to strengthen the capacity of governance at the local, regional and national levels to develop workable solutions to specific threats and challenges such as food security, overfishing, mangrove deforestation, deterioration in water quality from coastal development and climate change impacts. Our programs on participatory, ecosystem-based fisheries co-management, climate change adaptation, livelihoods development, gender equity and the linkages between population, health and environment are all helping to build the capacity of coastal communities and national governments to sustainably manage critical coastal ecosystems.

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  • The Complete USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Bibliography 2014 to 2021 with Abstracts Robadue, D., editor 24 May 2021

    This volume is a compilation of the full citations and abstracts for 517 policy, technical, outreach, and program management reports that are available online at the SFMP project page https://www.crc.uri.edu/projects_page/sfmp/ which also provides abstracts of each document and allows filtering by project activity.

  • The Complete USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Bibliography 2014 to 2021 Robadue, D., editor 24 May 2021

    This volume is a compilation of the full citations only for 517 policy, technical, outreach, and program management reports that are available online at the SFMP project page https://www.crc.uri.edu/projects_page/sfmp/ which also provides abstracts of each document and allows filtering by project activity.

  • Pilot of Economic Safety Net Scheme for the Marine Artisanal Fisheries Sector: Methodologies, Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Future Action Babanawo, R., Kent, K., Owusu, D., Crawford, B. 31 March 2021

    The purpose of this methodological guide is to document step by step approaches, procedures and processes for the design and implementation of Economic Safety Net interventions targeting vulnerable fisheries dependent households in Ghana based on the experience of the SFMP COVID-19 response pilot Economic Safety Net Scheme. The document also highlights the lessons learned along with the actual or recommended adjustments made to the SFMP piloted methodologies. It provides detailed guidance on the design and implementation of methodologies that: ---Ensure effective targeting, implementation, and monitoring of Economic Safety Net assistance to fisheries households. ---Define the roles and responsibilities of various partners and stakeholders. ---Establish a financial management framework as well as administrative procedures for the cash transfer programming. The Guide also reflects on the potential application of Economic Safety Net Schemes as a component of sustainable fisheries management measures such as closed seasons where vulnerable fisheries dependent households may experience economic hardship as a result of management efforts to rebuild depleted fish stocks.

  • USAID Sustainable Fisheries Management Project Lessons Learned Event Labik, P. 30 March 2021

    On March 30, 2021, the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) held a lessons-learned event as part of final project close out activities. The three-hour event highlighted seven years of the project’s interventions, challenges, lessons learned which provide valuable inputs for future programing within the fisheries sector in Ghana. In attendance were various stakeholders, officials from USAID, the US Embassy, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Fisheries Commission, the Academia including University of Rhode Island, the parent institution of the SFMP.

  • Co-Management Regional Stakeholder Engagement Report Boateng, K. 1 March 2021

    As part of the implementation arrangements of the Co-Management Policy the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission jointly held series of regional stakeholder engagements across the four coastal regions of Ghana in February and March 2021 with the support of USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project. About 150 participants made up of fisheries officers from the MOFAD/FC, officials from Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs), traditional rulers, chief fishermen, canoe owners, and fish processors, representatives of the various fisheries associations including National Fisheries Association of Ghana (NAFAG) and the Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association (GITA) were engaged in discussions on how to sustain Ghana’s fisheries resources through adoption of the National Fisheries Co-Management Policy. The purpose of the stakeholder engagement was to share the content of the National Fisheries Co-Management Policy and discuss the implementation arrangements with all key stakeholders.