Press Releases


ARMED ROBBERY AT SEA: A THREAT TO GHANA’S FISHING INDUSTRY

Between the evenings of 26 and 28 March 2018, the owners of the Ghanaian-flagged tuna vessel, Marine 711 (AFT 28) were befuddled as to what was happening to their vessel which went fishing in Ghanaian waters near Keta. The owners had lost completely, communication by all means with the vessel, except for the vessel’s tracks […]

Panofi-Owned Ghanaian Seiner Faces Multi-Million Dollar Fine

A Ghanaian-flagged purse seiner has been apprehended for illegally fishing in Liberian waters. The anti-poaching group Sea Shepherd assisted the Liberian Coast Guard in the detainment, and the vessel, found with tuna catch on board, now awaits legal action. This could involve a fine of millions of dollars. The 71-meter vessel, Panofi Fore Runner (GT […]

IS IT PIRACY OR FISHERIES LAW ENFORCEMENT?

The Liberian Coastguard and Sea Shepherd are becoming notorious for the use of excessive force and unconventional methods in their quest of combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) in Liberian waters. Some Ghanaian fishing vessels have of late become victims of the brute force of the Liberian Coastguard and the Sea Shepherd whose activities […]

ARREST AND RELEASE OF PANOFI FORERUNNER IN LIBERIA (SUMMARY, Read full report)

M/V Panofi Forerunner (AFT 95), a Ghanaian tuna vessel was intercepted by the Liberian Coast Guard and Sea Shepherd, an international marine conservation non-governmental organization (NGO) around 19.00hrs on 14 January 2018 and was escorted to the Monrovia port. Prior to the entry of Panofi Forerunner into Liberian waters, the vessel owners, Panofi Company Ltd. […]

IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOSED SEASONS FOR INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS

Accra, January 17, 2017     IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOSED SEASONS FOR INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS In accordance with sections 76(3) and 84 of the Fisheries Act, 2002(Act 625), the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development  (MOFAD) and the Fisheries Commission (FC) wish to inform all industrial trawler operators that 1st February -31st March, 2017 has been declared […]

List of Licenced Vessels from 1st January-31st December,2016

List of Licenced Vessels from 1st January-31st December,2016…..Downlaod

ABBREVIATED RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN,FISH LANDING SITE AT ANLOGA

The Government of Ghana (GoG), through the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD), has received a credit facility from the International Development Association (IDA) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) to fund the cost of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme (WARFP) in Ghana. The programme’s development objective is to improve the sustainable management of […]

Urgent Reminder: Ministerial Directives on the Implementation of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Urgent Reminder: Ministerial Directives on the Implementation of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas….ReadMore

Bid Document – Supply & Installation of Lab Equipt, Reagents & Glassware,Click to Read and Download

NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR  SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, REAGENTS AND GLASSWARE..  Download Bid Doc – Supply & Installation of Lab Equipt, Reagents & Glassware  

BAN ON PAIR TRAWLING

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) wishes to inform the General Public, Fisheries Associations, Fishermen and Stakeholders that the Ministry through the Fisheries Commission has since 1st January 2009 not licensed or renewed the license of any fishing trawler to engage in pair trawling in Ghanaian waters. The Ministry further wish to state […]