Recent Submissions

  • Results of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Saltpond Offshore Programme -Plankton Baseline Study

    Yaqub, B.H. (2013)
    A report on plankton baseline studies conducted in the Saltpond Oil Field, Ghana.
  • Inception Report The Preparatory Survey on the Project for Fisheries Pormotion in Republic of Ghana

    Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (JICA, 2013)
    Challenges the fishing ports of Ghana, notably Sekondi Port include the congestion and the deteriorating efficiency due to the increase of users and decreasing quality of catch due to the shortage and ageing of landing facilities, fish handling sheds and ice-making facilities. The Government of Ghana made a request to Japan for an extension of the wharf, construction of additional breakwater, cold storage and ice-making facility at Sekondi Fishing Port in 2010 in order to overcome these challenges. In response the Government of Japan conducted a survey for the project to promote efficiency and improvement of Ghana's fishery sector. The survey was to examine the need, relevance and urgency of the proposed project.

    FAO (FAO, 2009)
    La première réunion du Groupe de travail régional AEP s’est tenue du 27 au 30 janvier 2009 à Mombasa, Kenya, en même temps qu’un Atelier sur la méthodologie d’évaluation du risque écologique. Vingt participants des pays du sud-ouest de l’océan indien (SWIO), du Projet des pêches du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien (SWIOFP), du Projet sur les larges écosystèmes marins des courants d’Agulhas et de Somali (ASCLME), du Comité scientifique de la Commission des pêches du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien, de l’Unité d’exécution de la Convention de Nairobi/PNUD, de la Commission de l’Union africaine et de la FAO. Le Groupe de travail régional (GTR) est une structure d’exécution placée sous le Projet AEP-Nansen GCP/INT/003/NOR qui sert de forum pour la formation sur l’évaluation du risque écologique qui est la méthodologie utilisée pour l’identification et la hiérarchisation des problèmes de gestion. Les principaux objectifs de la réunion et de l’atelier étaient de discuter et de faciliter les processus et activités clés pour la mise en œuvre de l’approche écosystémique de la gestion des pêcheries dans la région du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien y compris les modalités pour la formation et le fonctionnement des groupes de travail régionaux et nationaux. Il a ét é expliqué que pour être à même d’atteindre les objectifs pour la mise en œuvre d’une approche écosystémique des pêches au niveau national, certaines structures clés doivent être mises en place y compris les groupes de travail nationaux avec les représentants des parties prenantes clés dans une pêcherie donnée qui dirigeront le processus. Un aperçu des principaux concepts et le processus de la méthodologie sur l’évaluation du risque écologique ont été clarifiés. Les participants ont été aussi initiés à la prép aration des rapports de référence AEP à utiliser comme contribution initiale pour le travail su r l’approche écosystémique des pêches. Il a été spécifié que la préparation du rapport doit être menée par des experts nationaux et internationaux et supervisée par le Groupe de travail national. Pour les exercices, les participants ont travaillé dans trois sous-groupes formés pendant la réunion; chaque sous-groupe a sélectionné un président qui a modéré les discussions et un rapporteur. Les participants ont exprimé leur satisfaction pour le développement d’une stratégie de communication pour le projet et particulièrement l’utilisation de l’approche participative.

    FAO (FAO, 2009)
    The first meeting of the South West Indian Ocean EAF Regional Task Group (RTG) was held in Mombasa, Kenya, from 27 to 30 January 2009, together with an ecological risk assessment methodology workshop. It was attended by 20 partic ipants from the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Agulhas and Somali Currents Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) project, the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Implementation Unit, the African Union Commission and FAO. The RTG is an implementation structure under the EAF-Nansen project GCP/INT/003/NOR and serves as the forum for training in ecological risk assessment that is the methodology used for the identification and prioritization of issues requiring management attention. The main objectives of the meeting and workshop we re to discuss and facilitate key processes and activities for the implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management in the South West Indian Ocean region including the modalities for the formation and functioning of the RTG and National Task Groups (NTGs). It was explained that, to be able to achieve the objectives of implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries at the national level, certain key structures have to be in place including the NTG with representatives of key stakeholders in a given fishery and that would take the lead in the process. An overview of the key concepts and process of the ecological risk assessment methodology were clarified. Participants were also introduced to the preparation of EAF baseline reports to be used as initial input for the work on ecosystems approach to fisheries. It was explained that the preparation of the report is to be led by national and regional experts and overseen by the NTG. For the exercises the participants worked in three subgroups formed during the meeting with each group selecting a chairman who moderate d the discussions and a rapporteur. The participants expressed satisfaction with the development of a communication strategy for the project and especially with the participatory approach used.
  • Marine Fisheries Research Annual Report 2012

    Marine Fisheries Research Division (2013)
    The 2012 Marine Fisheries Research Division Annual Report
  • Survey of the Demersal Fish Resources of the outer shelf and slope off Ghana

    This survey focused on the outer shelf and deep water slope off Ghana and the catch-distribution analyses were therefore performed for four depth strata, outer shelf (< 100 m), upper slope (100-300 m) mid slope (300-600 m) and lower slope (>600 m). In the analyses the “Demersal” group includes commercially important families as Sciaenidae, Haemulidae (=Pomadasyidae), Serranidae, Sparidae and Lutjanidae, and especially in deeper waters the Merluccidae, Macrouridae and Moridae. The Pelagic group includes Engraulidae, Clupeidae, Carangidae, Scombridae, Sphyraenidae, Gempylidae and Trichiuridae (the latter family is actually mainly benthopelagic). For the analysis the “other” group includes all species not accounted for in the groups listed.
  • Report of the First ODINAFRICA - II Ghana National Workshop

    Quartey, R.; Yaqub, H.B.; Dovlo, E.K.; Amartey, P.N.A.; Koranteng, K.A.; Amador, K. (Marine Fisheries Research Division, 2002-11)
    The first ODINAFRICA-II National Workshop was held at the auditorium of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Accra, Ghana on 15th and 16th August 2002. The aims of the workshop were to: Launch the ODINAFRICA II project in Ghana, inaugurate the National Oceanographic Data and Information Centres (GODC), update information available on the oceanographic activities of institutions and organizations in Ghana, adopt Data Policies and Procedures, and define the roles and responsibilities of the GODC.
  • Preliminary report on the moratorium on the use of FADS by purse seiners in tuna fishing in Ghana

    Bannerman, P. (Accra : Marine Fisheries Research Division, 2000)
    ICCAT recommended a restricting periodically the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) by Tuna Purse seine vessels in the Atlantic Ocean. This recommendation was based on recent scientific evidence indicating the extensive destruction of juvenile tunas by this method of fishing. Ghana participated in the moratorium during the months of November 1999 to January 2000. A total of 5 Purse seine vessels operated from Tema, spending 238 days at sea with observers deployed onboard to monitor their fishing activities. Preliminary results show a reduction of approximately 40% in overall catches of the principal tuna species as compared to the same period in 1998-1999, with a likely decrease in quantities (weight) of the juvenile tunas taken by the Purse seines.
  • Management of conflict in tropical fisheries : Ghana final report.

    Bannerman, P. (Accra : Marine Fisheries Research Division, 1998)
  • Information on fisheries in Ghana

    Koranteng, K.A.; Hutchful, G.; Tetebo, A.Y. (Accra : Directorate of Fisheries, 2004-04)
  • Focus on the Marine fisheries Research Division

    Marine Fisheries Research Division [CA] (Accra : Marine Fisheries Research Division, 2002)