Far Dwuma Nkodo: Securing Sustainable Fisheries

Far Dwuma Nkodo: Securing Sustainable Fisheries

Hen Mpoano in partnership with EJF is working to improve the lives of fishers and promote food security across Ghana. We’ll work with almost 60 communities across the 10 districts in Ghana’s Central Region and in the Volta Estuary in a bid to safeguard marine resources for current and future generations of local fishers.  Hen Mpoano and EJF, through this  three-year project, will work to help drive a reduction in illegal fishing, and give local fishers a voice in process to build a more sustainable fishing sector in Ghana.

We’ll aim to empower local communities to take a stand against illegal fishing activities, providing the much needed evidence for the government to take action against these illicit practices; train local fisherman to understand and protect their rights in fisheries management; promote the fair allocation of tenure rights to protect fishers’ landing sites from the encroachment of tourism and other industrial activities; and identify and promote alternative livelihoods to help broaden fisher communities’ economic basis and support the long term sustainability of Ghana’s fish stocks.

 This project is supported by European Union