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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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  • Report On DAA Members Annual Meeting with Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Development Action Association 1 January 2017

    This year about 30 representatives met the Chief Director of Fisheries as the Minister and her Deputy had both traveled. They discussed issues affecting their livelihoods such as sand winning, limited supply of premix fuel and illegal fishing practices. The Director pledged the Ministry’s support to solve some of the issues presented.

  • FWG Regional Meetings on NFMP with GNCFC, Canoe Owners, etc. Kwadwo, K.Y. 1 September 2018

    The objective of this five-year project (October 2014-October 2019) is to rebuild targeted marine fisheries stocks and catches through adoption of responsible fishing practices. The project contributes to the Government of Ghana’s fisheries development objectives and USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative. More than 100,000 men and women involved in the local fishing industry will benefit from this project. Working closely with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Ghana Fisheries Commission, SFMP aims to end overfishing of key stocks important to local food security through: • Improved legal enabling conditions for co-management, use rights and effort-reduction strategies. • Strengthened information systems and science-informed decision-making. • Increased constituencies that provide the political and public support needed to rebuild fish stocks. • Implementation of applied management initiatives for several targeted fisheries ecosystems.

  • Report On Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Video Screening Nortey, D. D. N. 1 January 2018

    This work goes to support the work of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) and the Fisheries Commission (FC). It aims to rebuild Ghana’s small pelagic fish stocks to enhance the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities, create employment, and improve food security

  • Clat Regional District Child Protection Committees Interface Durbars with Community Advocates Johnson, Kbr 1 September 2018

    Records from Ghana’s Ministry of Gender and Social Protection indicates that CLaT practices are severe in Ghana and about 2 million children are estimated to be trafficked into child labor. Interactions with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) and coastal-fishing communities along the coastal belt of the country also reveal that children from the area are regularly trafficked to the Volta Lake and neighboring countries to be engaged illegal child labor in fisheries activities.

  • Media Awareness and Advocacy On Clat Policies and Laws: – Journalist Orientation Workshops Johnson, K.B.R., Efua.,N. Yamoah, K.K. 1 August 2018

    Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic that deprives women, men and children of their basic rights each day. It has been recognized as one of the fastest growing crimes in the world that profits from the exploitation and victimization of human beings and undermines national economies and human safety. Virtually all countries are affected (source, transit, destination or a combination) thereof and Ghana is no exception. Specifically, on Ghana, the challenge (and crime) is steeped deep in poverty and ignorance with the powerful and greedy exploiting the vulnerabilities of the poor and the ignorant.