About Us

The Fisheries Commission is the implementing agency of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD). We are constituted to be the actualizing force behind policies and regulations established by MoFAD.

We are therefore responsible for all monitoring, control, surveillance, evaluation, and compliance functions in all areas of Fisheries development and management in Ghana, including Fish Health, Post-Harvest activities, and Safety and Quality assurance.

Our work at the Fisheries Commission is guided by MoFAD’s policies and regulations, and we also provide valuable feedback to MoFAD to inform future policies.

The Fisheries Commission was established under the Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act 625) to regulate and manage fisheries, the development of the fishing industry, and related matters.

The Fisheries Commission under MoFAD is headed by the Executive Director, with the support of two Deputy Executive Directors (Deputy Executive Director, Technical and Deputy Executive Director, General Services).

Other line Directors, head regional offices across the various Aquaculture and Marine sector regions.


To regulate and manage fisheries and see to the development of the fishing industry and related matters


To be a viable and dynamic agency for accelerated development of Fisheries and Aquaculture.


To promote the development and sustainability of Fisheries and Aquaculture through;

  • Research
  • Technical Services