Hɛn Mpoano projects span the four coastal regions of Ghana. You can search our projects using the search icon.

conserving coastal wetlandsConservation of Greater Amanzule 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. Learn More

addressing iuu fishingSaiko Fishing

Saiko fishing is a form of illegal fish transhipment between artisanal canoes and industrial trawlers 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. Learn More

Sustainable Fisheries Management Program

Hen Mpoano has been selected as one of the implementing partners for the five-year Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed approximately $24 million dollars to the SFMP to contribute to food security in Ghana. Learn More

Enhancing the management and conservation of Elasmobranchs and Billfishes in Ghana

Globally managing marine resources is a contentio

us 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 ray to the dwarf lantern shark as well as the tiny short-nosed electric ray, and the from the odd-looking hammerhead sharks to the totally bizarre sawfish – all living elasmobranchs share certain key features. Over 5000 years shark meat has been eaten by people, and ray meat, skate meat, shark skin and other elasmobranch products are also sometimes used by humans today. Learn More

Lower Ankobra River Basin Livelihoods Improvement and Biodiversity Conservation (LABLIBiC) Project

Despite its ecological importance,  functions, and socio-cultural values, the Lower Ankobra River Basin (LARB) located in the Western Region of Ghana is threatened by the following activities ; farming along the river banks, over-exploitation of  timber through illegal chainsaw operations, clearing of forest to pave way for illegal (galamsey) mining, harvesting of mangroves for fish smoking and poaching of crocodiles and monkeys as game meat for household consumption and sale in the local market. This project will reinforce conservation of the LARB and its biodiversity through setting up and operationalizing CREMA institutions (CRMC and CECs); strengthening the effectiveness of community management of the LARB and promoting green enterprises as a support for livelihood improvement and incentive for CREMA establishment. Learn more