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  • 2018 Progress Report. October 1 to December 31, 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 31 December 2018

    This progress report details activities, results, and lessons learned during the first quarter of Project Year 5 (FY19). 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 Manuel de procedures du reseau version corrigée

    7 December 2018

    Ce manuel de procédures Administratives et Financières est un outil de référence pour le fonctionnement du réseau des CLPA. Il permet d’aider les personnes qui participent à la vie de l’organisation à répondre aux différentes situations administratives et financières. Il est essentiellement destiné à l’équipe de coordination dans la gestion quotidienne du réseau. Sa mise en place répond aux objectifs ci-après

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  • 2018 Understanding the flow of fish: A scoping visit to Northern Ghana

    Tiwaah Amoah Y, Hardi B, Beran, K 1 December 2018

    A four-day scoping visit was conducted in December, 2018 to better understand the types of fish species traded and consumed in Northern parts of Ghana. This exercise was conducted in collaboration with the Post-Harvest Unit of the Fisheries Commission at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture with support from the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The primary key informants were fish traders and processors at markets in Bolgatanga (Upper East), Wa (Upper West), Tamale (Northern Region), and Techiman (Brong Ahafo). A snowball sampling technique was used to identify additional key informants such as cold storage owners and operators, fish selling stations (i.e. roadside or from a truck), and fish farmers from among their acquaintances.

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  • 2018 Fish Right Program: Theory of Change

    Coastal Resources Center 16 November 2018

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  • 2018 Year Five Work Plan, October 1, 2018 to October 29, 2019

    Coastal ResourcesCenter 1 October 2018

    There are funding challenges that are reflected in the Year 5 work plan. On July 10, 2018 SFMP submitted a pipeline request for funding of US$ 2,598,917. On August 23, 2018 USAID informed SFMP that a budget modification would be made to provide US$1,750,00 in additional funding with the possibility that no additional funding would be available until March 31, 2019.This work plan reflects programming of the entire amount currently obligated through March 31, 2019.The project will require an additional obligation in FY 19,prior to April 1, 2019 of US$1,592,550 to carry SFMP activities through closeout of the project by Oct 29, 2019.

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  • 2018 Guide De Bonne Pratiques Wolof

    Coastal Resources Center 1 October 2018

    Téere gindikaay bii, ñu ngi ko defar ak ndimbalu « Porose USAID/KOMFISH+ » ci sumb bi jém ci tàggat kureli jigéen ñiy yëngu ci coppileem jën ak yeneen njureefi géej. Jumtukaay bu sukkandiku ci jëf la ngir dimbali kureli jigéen ñi ñu méengoo ak sàrt yi ñu tëral ci àdduna si jém ci li ñu sàkku ci cet ak doxalin yu baax, aju ci ndefarum li jóge ci napp gi.

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  • 2018 List of Publications Prepared to Date (Through Sept. 30, 2018) By SFMP

    Coastal Resources Center 30 September 2018

    This document provides supplementary information to the Year 4 (October 2017 to September 2018) annual report for the USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP).

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  • 2018 Annual Report. October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 30 September 2018

    This annual report updates project progress through Year 4 (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018) and provides information on how partners are contributing to the achievement of project targets and how these achievements will be sustained to meet the overarching goal of SFMP. Progress towards implementing significant management measures in the fisheries sector in Ghana were highlighted in dramatic fashion in Q4 of FY18 when a nationwide closed season was announced by MOFAD and rescinded shortly thereafter following a letter to the President from the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen’s Council (GNCFC).

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  • 2018 Fish Right Program: Year 1 Workplan

    Coastal Resources Center 30 September 2018

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  • 2018 Fisheries Working Group (FWG) Legislative Review Regional Consultations with Fishers, Traditional leaders & CSOs

    T. Boachie-Yaidom and K.K. Yamoah 1 September 2018

    This report shares the key output of a 3-day legislative review consultative workshop organized from 14th to 16th February, 2018 at Akromah Plaza Hotel in Takoradi, Western Region. As well as presents the collated inputs for the drafting instructions that will be used to guide the development of a new fisheries law for Ghana.

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  • 2018 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.

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  • 2018 Fisheries Working Group (FWG) Quarterly Regional Coordination meetings with SFMP Partners

    Yamoah K.K. 1 September 2018

    This report covers the stakeholders’ consultations and engagements held in relation of the closed season and narrates the content and the key outputs.

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  • 2018 Training Report on Use And Maintenance of New Improved Oven In Daasgift Communities

    Affel, R., Addo, O., J., Takyi, M. 1 September 2018

    The training methodology adopted were hands-on demonstrations and experience sharing. The participants were taken through the step by step process of making the Ahotor oven ready for use, the actual smoking of fish on the oven and how to clean the oven after use. Participants then asked questions on the processes that made the Ahotor oven different from the Chorkor they are familiar with.

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  • 2018 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.

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  • 2018 Report on Training of Trainers Workshop on VSLA Formation Followed by Forming of VSLA Groups in CEWEFIA Target Communities

    Affel, R., Addo. J., Antwi, H. 1 August 2018

    A Training of Trainers workshop was organized for CEWEFIA staff on Village Savings and Loan Association formation (VSLA) at Takoradi from Wednesday, 30th May -1st June, 2018. Mr. Frederick Antwi, a VSLA specialist in Coastal Sustainable Landscape Project (CSLP) facilitated the workshop. The purpose of the training was to provide the necessary skills to enable CEWEFIA field officers to form Village Savings and Loan groups in its target communities. The workshop was composed of lectures/presentations and a field visit. The first and third day focused on power point presentations and discussions while the second day focused on a field visit to Anlo Beach. The trainees were taken through the VSLA concept, overview of VSLA, importance of VSLA, and VSLA Modules.

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  • 2018 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.

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  • 2018 Emergence des CLPA dans la gouvernance des pecheries artisanales au Senegal

    1 July 2018

    Le sous-secteur de la pêche artisanale Sénégalaise joue un rôle crucial dans l’économie nationale, avec plus de 80% des débarquements de produits halieutiques, 12% du PIB du secteur primaire1 , et 3,2 % du PIB total. La pêche artisanale sénégalaise contribue également à la résorption du chômage avec plus de 600 000 emplois directs et indirects, soit 17% de la population active. Sur le plan de l’équilibre alimentaire, elle assure 75% des besoins nutritionnels en protéines d’origine animale (DPM, 2007).

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  • 2018 Changement climatique et pêche

    1 July 2018

    Ce document présente une synthèse des résultats sur les pratiques et les expériences réussies en matière d’adaptation au changement climatique dans le secteur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture au Sénégal. Il constitue un outil de renforcement des capacités en vue de l’amélioration des capacités d’adaptation des communautés côtières vulnérables au changement climatique. L’approche méthodologique utilisée met l’accent sur la nécessité d’intégration du changement climatique à tous les niveaux (national /local) de la planification pour une meilleure résilience du secteur.

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  • 2018 Autonomisation des femmes dans la transformation artisanale des produits halieutique

    1 July 2018

    Au Sénégal, les femmes représentent 52% de la population (Rapport ANDS, 2008). Elles occupent une place importante dans le développement socio-économique du pays mais restent vulnérables aux effets induits par la pauvreté, les changements climatiques et la dégradation des ressources naturelles. Dans le secteur de la pêche, le rôle des femmes peut être qualifié de « primordial » car elles interviennent dans toute la chaine de valorisation des produits.

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  • 2018 Empowering Women in Artisanal Processing of Fisheries Products

    1 July 2018

    In Senegal, women account for 52% of the population (ANDS Report, 2008). They play a major role in the socio-economic development of the country, but remain vulnerable to the impacts of poverty, climate change and the degradation of natural resources. In the fisheries sector, the role of women can be described as “paramount” as they operate at all levels of the value chain.

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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 Rapport Final -Profil des pêcheries de petits pélagiques CRODT English

    Coastal Resources Center 1 July 2018

    The project “Collaborative Management for a Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal” (PENCOO GEJ) (USAID/ COMFISH) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The aim of the USAID/COMFISH Project is to support the Senegalese government in its efforts to reform the fisheries sector as contained in the Sectoral Policy Letter on Fisheries and Aquaculture Development by enhancing the conditions needed to improve governance, and by promoting the use of effective management tools and approaches

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  • 2018 Strategy on Anti-Child Labor and Trafficking in Fisheries

    The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) 1 July 2018

    Child Labor and Trafficking (CLaT) is a major global problem that governments, civil society and development partners show grave concern about because of its devastating impact on society. The ILO's 2008 estimates asserts that about 60 percent of the 215 million boys and girls engaged in child labor occur in the agricultural sector (including fishing, aquaculture, livestock and forestry) while UNIDOC reports that a total of 161 countries are identified to be affected by human trafficking by either being a source, transit or destination country. US Department of State data indicates that an estimated 600,000 to 820,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders yearly, with approximately 50 percent being minors.

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  • 2018 Climate Change and Fisheries

    1 July 2018

    This document provides a summary of results achieved from successful practices and experiences in terms of climate change adaptation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Senegal. It serves as a capacity building tool to improve the adaptive capacity of coastal communities vulnerable to climate change. The methodological approach used lays emphasis on the need to integrate climate change at all levels (national / local) of planning to improve the resilience of the sector. Similarly, the integration of indigenous and local knowledge, communities’ ownership of the approach, institutional scoping and gender mainstreaming are the fundamental principles for the successful implementation of sustainable adaptation.

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  • 2018 Progress Report April 1 to June 30, 2018

    Coastal Resources Center 30 June 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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