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  • 2019 DRAFT Ankobra Estuary Community Based Fisheries Management Plan, Western Region, Ghana

    Ghana Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ghana Fisheries Commission 1 July 2019

    The objective of this community-based fisheries management plan is to ensure sustainable management of the Ankobra River Estuarine fishery and improved food security and livelihood benefits, especially for participating estuarine fishing communities as well as those involved in the fishery value chain.

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  • 2019 Synthesis Report: Final Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA).

    Agbey, S. and Etsra, H.E. 1 March 2019

    The Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) which started in 2015 with local implementing partners of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project is in its fourth year of implementation. The objective of the OCA was to ensure that local partners of the project have robust systems and structures to enable them in their capacity to provide quality and sustainable services to their constituents by implementing and sustaining the fisheries sector results that SFMP supports, and also to improve their readiness and capacity to receive direct funding from USAID and other donors.

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  • 2019 Uplifting the Role of Traditional Authorities in Fisheries Governance

    Mevuta, D., Johnson K., Yamoah, K., Boachie-Yiadom, T. 1 February 2019

    SFMP through FoN supported traditional leaders from coastal areas of Ghana to review how they could play active roles in the current fisheries governance towards the promotion of best fisheries management practices. As a result, traditional leaders have shown increasing interest to participate in collaborative fisheries management initiatives in Ghana.

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  • 2019 Policy Framework On Fisheries Co-Management.

    Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development 1 January 2019

    The Fisheries Commission, consists of a body of individuals that represent government agencies and fishing industry stakeholders. Its mandate, makeup and functioning is described in the Fisheries Act of 2002 (Act 625). While not always recognized as such, this Commission can be considered a form of national co-management institution as it has the power and authority to make decisions on fisheries access and use, as well as determine management measures necessary to achieve national fisheries policy objectives.

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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 Monitoring of Trained Fish Processors on Post, Harvest Activities.

    Takyi, M. 1 September 2018

    The purpose of the monitoring is to track the use of the knowledge acquired at the training document any changes as a result of the training and also for program planning. Monitoring visits were therefore undertaken to beneficiary communities in Elmina, Moree, Anlo, Sekondi / Ngyiresia, Asanta, Shama and Ankobra

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  • 2018 Report on Pilot support of Healthy Fish Certification Program in the Volta Region

    Etsra, H. E. and G Tibu, G. A 1 September 2018

    The SFMP project in response to these issues has developed the Class 1 Recognition Scheme to ensure that smoked fish is processed under hygienic conditions devoid of chemical and microbial contaminants. The purpose of the scheme is to promote the production and trade of healthy fish on the Ghanaian market through the use of clean cooking technology and the adoption of strict environmental and hygienic standards, to reduce contamination. ir 4

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  • 2018 Report on Monitoring of Trained Fish Processors on Post –Harvest Activities

    Takyi.M 1 September 2018

    The purpose of the monitoring is to track the use of the knowledge acquired at the trainings document any changes as a result of the trainings and also for program planning.

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  • 2018 Report Monitoring of Trained

    Takyi, M. 1 September 2018

    The monitoring was aimed at tracking the progress made by beneficiaries after the trainingsand document any changes that CEWEFIA’s interventions has had on the beneficiaries.

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  • 2018 Closed Season Brief

    Apetorgbor, S. 1 September 2018

    The term "closed season”, or “biological rest period", refers to the stopping of fishing during the spawning period of the fish. It is a way of reducing fishing pressure on stocks when they are most productive in terms of allowing the fish a chance to lay their eggs to replace the lost population due to fishing and other natural causes.

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  • 2018 Selection of Key Competencies for a Ghana Marine Police Fisheries Law Enforcement Induction Curriculum.

    Coastal Resources Center. 1 September 2018

    This document outlines suggested competencies and methods for the Ghana Police Academy to apply when developing a Marine Police Unit induction curriculum for training all new MPU Officers after graduating from the Police Academy and before joining the MPU on patrols.

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  • 2018 Fisheries Child Labor Policy Socialization Engagement Workshops with District Assemblies’ Child Protection Committees.

    Johnson, Kbr and Yamoah K.K 1 September 2018

    This contributed to Ghana as a nation demonstrating at local government level, the commitment and resources to contribute to combating CLaT and human trafficking. Such commitment was a major requirement for improving Ghana’s ranking on the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) global report (where Ghana was place on Tier Two Watch list for two consecutive period).

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