Press Releases


FISHERIES MINISTER ATTENDS SIGNING OF OACPS HOST NATION’S AGREEMENT

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson has attended the signing of the Host Country Agreement of the 7th Organisation of African Caribbean Pacific States (OACPS) Meeting of Ministers in charge of Fisheries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The Honourable Minister of Fisheries described the signing of […]

Fisheries Minister donates 4,000 fingerlings and 320 bags of fish feed to James Camp Prison

As part of the Aquaculture for Food and Jobs (AFJ) pilot program aimed at increasing domestic fish production and creating job opportunity of the value chain particularly for the youth, the Hon. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson has donated 4,000 fingerlings and 320 bags of   Ranaan fish feed to the […]

MOFAD COMMISERATES WITH ELMINA FIRE VICTIMS

A delegation from the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has paid a condolence visit to victims of the fire incident recorded at the Elmina Landing Beach on 7th June 2021. The delegation which was led by Nana Abrokwa A. Asare, Administrator of the National Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS) had embarked on the visit at […]

NATIONAL PREMIX FUEL SECRETARIAT ENGAGES WITH NEW OMCS

The National Premix Fuel Secretariat has held a sensitization session for new Oil Marketing Companies (OMCS) recently granted approval by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MOFAD) to lift and transport fuel to Landing Beaches across the country. The new OMC’s numbering fourteen (14) gained approval from MOFAD after meeting operational requirements stipulated by […]

OSHIYIE LBC SUPPORTS COMMUNITY BASIC SCHOOL

The Oshiyie Landing Beach Committee (LBC) has donated 100 mono-desks, a water system consisting a tank and reservoir and a metal gate to the Oshiyie Basic School in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region. At a brief handing over ceremony, the LBC was lauded by the school’s leadership and other dignitaries […]

LEKPONGUNOR LBC COMMISSIONS 3-CLASSROOM BLOCK

The Lekpongunor Landing Beach Committee (LBC) has commissioned a three-unit classroom block for the Kolikpo Basic School in the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly of the Greater Accra Region. Cutting the sod for the commissioning of the structure, District Chief Executive for the area, Mr. Teye Doku lauded the effort and foresight of the Lekpongunor LBC who […]

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. […]