Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Cross section of participants launch of the report

Research reveals Ghana lost USD 50 million through illegal fishing

Click on the flag for more information about Ghana GHANA
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 17:00 (GMT + 9)

A research conducted into the activities of illegal fishing practice, popularly called ‘Saiko’ on Ghanaian ocean has revealed that Ghana lost between USD 40 and million in 2017, involving 100,000 metric tonnes (MT) of fish.

The study represented the first comprehensive attempt to estimate the volume and value of fish landed through saiko, which helps to understand the ecological and socio-economic implications of the practice.

Ghana's population of approximately 30 million spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups and has an Atlantic coastline that stretches 560 kilometres (350 miles) on the Gulf of Guinea in Atlantic Ocean to its south (Wikipedia) ►

Saiko is the local name for illegal and unreported fishing practice in Ghana, where industrial trawlers transfer frozen fish to specially-moulded canoes on the high seas. It allows industrial trawlers to effectively steal the fish from small-scale fishers before selling them back to the local communities at a profit.

Currently, saiko is prohibited under the country’s fisheries laws, attracting a fine between US$100,000 and two million dollars with the minimum fine increasing to one million dollars where catches involved juvenile fish or use of prohibited fishing gears.

The research was conducted by the Environmental Justice Foundation and Hen Mpoano, both environmental non-governmental organisations with interest in protecting the country’s natural resources and ensuring their sustainable management.

Mr Kofi Agbogah, a Director at Hen Mpoano, presenting the key findings of the research at the launch of the report in Accra on Monday, said the practice had metamorphosed into a lucrative industry, with 90 per cent of the trawlers owned by foreigners; especially Chinese and Koreans, depleting fish species including small pelagics such as sardinella and mackerel with impunity.

He noted that the saiko business, over the year, had severe implications on the artisanal fishing sector, which was critical to the country’s food security and provided more jobs than what the former could offer.

The 30-page report titled: “How illegal ‘Saiko’ fishing is fuelling the collapse of Ghana’s fisheries” provided insight into activities of the illegal syndicate, who continued to plunder the country’s fisheries resources.

Source: ghananewsagency.org | Read full article here

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Spain
Sep 16, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
More than 3,500 points of sale join the campaign of the fresh Norwegian 'fogonero' (Saithe - Pollachius virens)
Spain
Sep 16, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
International Congress of Organizations of Fisheries Producers in Vigo
Saudi Arabia
Sep 16, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Norwegian company plans set up first Saudi Arabian salmon farm (Video)
United Kingdom
Sep 16, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Fisheries bill falls after Parliament's suspension
Peru
Sep 16, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
More than 20 illegal tons of hake sezed in nine Peruvian regions
Costa Rica
Sep 14, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
LACQUA19 - San Jose Cota Rica - organised by the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of the WAS
Worldwide
Sep 13, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Weekly movements of fishmeal and fish oil (Norway, China, Peru) Week 36-37
South Korea
Sep 13, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Japan and South Korea fail to renew fisheries agreement
United States
Sep 13, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Transshipments in Western, Central Pacific likely underreported, warns Pew
Turkey
Sep 13, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
China opens doors to Turkish aquaculture products
Norway
Sep 13, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Flakstadvåg Laks AS with new AKVA barge deal
Switzerland
Sep 13, 17:10 (GMT + 9):
Fisheries sector defends aid to sustainable fishing and calls for eliminating those that encourage illegal fishing and overfishing
United States
Sep 13, 16:40 (GMT + 9):
Seven research projects awarded USD 2 million to advance understanding of American lobster (Video)
United States
Sep 13, 16:20 (GMT + 9):
StarKist fined with USD 100 million for fixing canned tuna prices
Papua New Guinea
Sep 13, 08:40 (GMT + 9):
'Unfair' fee discourages tuna processing and fishing industry



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Vietnam has huge potential for ocean aquaculture, but proper government policies needed (Video)
Viet Nam Viet Nam has a huge potential for ocean aquaculture but the lack of a proper development plan, preferential policies and application of high technology has hindered its development. The country has...
Government waives tariffs on US shrimp for first time since the trade war began
China The Chinese government issued tariff exemptions for 16 products for the first time since the start of commercial hostilities between the two countries. HONG KONG - CNN inform that China has just exem...
'Unfair' fee discourages tuna processing and fishing industry
Papua New Guinea The domestic tuna processing and fishing industry is not happy that they are paying the same vessel day scheme (VDS) fee as distant water fishing nations at USD 10,500 (PGK 35,713) per day. PNG Fis...
Fisheries sector defends aid to sustainable fishing and calls for eliminating those that encourage illegal fishing and overfishing
Switzerland Alerts that the elimination of the tax exemption to fuel would create inter-territorial imbalances, increase the prices of fishery products and impact on the profitability of the fleet, especially art...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER