All posts by Hɛn Mpoano

Sustainable Fisheries Management Project makes Stride in Mangroves Replanting

The roles of mangroves to the management and sustainability of fisheries resources cannot be over emphasized for which reason government would have to take steps towards ensuring conservation of mangroves. However, the efforts of some non-governmental organizations to preserve these mangroves so they could continue playing those important roles seems to be yielding positive results. Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP),…

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PRESS RELEASE: World Wetlands Day 2018

INITIATIVE TO CONSERVE THE GREATER AMANZULE WETLANDS (GAW) LAUNCHED ON WORLD WETLAND DAY TAKORADI, GHANA: Hen Mpoano, a fisheries and coastal governance Ghanaian NGO and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded and United States Forest Service (USFS)-managed Feed the Future Coastal Sustainable Landscapes Project (CSLP) are pleased to announce the celebration of this year’s WORLD WETLANDS DAY. In…

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Knee Deep: A Ghanaian village faces the rising tide of climate change

Coastal fisheries contribute $400 million annually to the economy of West Africa. In Ghana, USAID works with partner organization Hen Mpoano to mitigate the impact of climate change on the livelihoods of 100,000 women and men involved in the local fishing industry. The rollout of fuel-efficient cook stoves for smoking fish improves the value chain for women fish processors like Comfort and…

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New Publication: Comparative Assessment of Mangrove Biomass and Fish Assemblages in an Urban and Rural Mangrove Wetlands in Ghana

Mangrove wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on earth, providing habitats for both marine and terrestrial organisms as well as supporting essential human services. However, high dependence of humans on these systems is leading to significant transformation of mangrove wetlands and reduction in their ecosystem services including fisheries. The objectives of this study were to estimate the biomass…

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Enhancing the management and conservation of Elasmobranchs and Billfishes in Ghana

Globally managing marine resources is a contentious and complicated process because of the varied and competing objectives of the users of these resources. Large pelagics like the sharks, skates, and rays known as elasmobranchs are part of the fascinating creatures of the seas. They come in many sizes and shapes – from the giant whale shark and the large manta…

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Contributions of Community Based Groups Towards Sustainable Forest Management in Western Ghana: A Case of Communities Fringing Cape Three Point Forest Reserve

The roles of the Community Based Groups (CBG’s) and their impact on the development of communities cannot be under-estimated, but with current emergence of these groups, there are doubts as to whether they are well structured and their roles being clearly defined in order to reduce any conflicts of interest that may occur. This study therefore tried to determine the…

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Community Participation in Forest Management in the Bleih Community Forest, Nimba County, Liberia

Community participation in forest management has gained popularity as one way of ensuring sustainable forest management and so the Bleih Community Forest management was assessed for its adherence to the principles of participation. The study was done in the communities around the Bleih Community Forest, northern Liberia, Sanniquillie Nimba County. A case study approach with focus group discussion and interviews…

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Fisheries Commission Ghana Recognizes Contribution of Hen Mpoano and BUSAC

Western Region, Ghana – November 4, 2016 – Fisheries Commission Ghana on Friday awarded a joint citation to the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge, BUSAC Fund and Hen Mpoano, as recognition of their significant efforts towards a sustainable fisheries sector. The recognition was given at the 32nd Farmers’ Day celebration in the Western Region. Presenting the award, the Deputy Western Regional…

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Fisheries Policy Advocacy Training

As part of SFMP’s effort to increase women participation in fisheries co-management decision-making process, and also improve their livelihood and well-being, capacity of women within the fisheries sector are being built to take leadership roles and be much involved in the fisheries management decision making process. In view of this Hen Mpoano organised a two-day Fisheries Policy Advocacy Training Workshop was…

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Media Advocacy

Promoting Sustained Compliance and Enforcement of Fisheries Regulations through Media and Stakeholder Engagements In the last 3 years, prosecution of fisheries infractions and enforcement of fisheries laws have witnessed significant improvement, thanks to donor supported initiatives aimed at promoting compliance and enforcement, including the BUSAC funded project to address illegal fishing through education and sensitization. However, gains made over the…

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