All posts by Hɛn Mpoano

Community Conversation

Phase Two of WRCF- Community Conversation Project Takes Off The second phase of the Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) Community conversation Project has taken off in the Nzema East and Ellembelle districts. Dubbed “Improving Community-Government-Power, Oil & Gas Companies Relationships through Participatory Engagement Processes to Enhance the Living Conditions of the People of Nzemaland”, it is being implemented jointly by…

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Coastal Wetlands

Hen Mpoano is collaborating with the US Forest Service International Programs to conserve the Greater Amanzule wetlands. In the local Nzema dialect, Amanzule means water for communities. The wetlands comprise vast mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, estuaries and peat swamp forests that support critical biodiversity, traditional livelihoods and the local fishing economy in the Western region of Ghana. Conservation of the…

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IUU Fishing

Saiko is a new form of IUU fishing identified in Elmina, Apam and Axim. It is a practice whereby the large foreign marine vessels invade the artisanal fisheries zone of the EEZ, deploy their heavy duty gear and catch fish of all species and sizes but mostly small juvenile fishes. The local fishermen buy this illegal catch out at sea….

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Combating IUU Fishing

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing violates conservation and management measures currently in place in many countries. ‪‎IUU‬ is recognized as a serious threat to sustainability of capture fisheries due to its negative impact on the ecology of the oceans and economy of fishing nations. Global losses due to IUU fishing alone are estimated between US$10 billion and US$23.5 billion…

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