The GREPPAO PROJECT (Management, and Resilience of Small Pelagic Fisheries in West Africa) on Wednesday 26th October 2022 organized a workshop at the Ampomaah Tourist Hotel in Accra.

The project is to improve the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security, and poverty reduction in West Africa.

The workshop attracted the attention of many stakeholders in the Fisheries sector including the Fisheries Commission FC.

The Executive Director of the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Fred Kwasi Antwi-Boadu gave the keynote address for the event.

Executive Director for the Fisheries Commission Mr. Fred Kwasi Antwi-Boadu delivering a keynote address at the GREPPAO workshop.

He highlighted on the development of a Co-Management Policy and interventions put in place by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the FC for sustainable management of resources, especially the small pelagic.

Mrs. Esi Bordah Quayson, of the Marine Management Division gave an overview of the Fisheries Management Plan aimed at rebuilding fish stocks and to establish a competent management regime to enable us manage our fisheries resources sustainably.

The goal is to establish and enhance sustainable fisheries management and utilization of fisheries resources to improve the livelihood of all those along the value chain, she added.

Participants discussed policies on small pelagic fish consumption, small pelagic fish value chain and issues on fishers’ migration respectively.

Participants at the GREPPAO workshop.

Source: Corporate Affairs Unit (FC).

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