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Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP)

USAID/Ghana's Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) aims to rebuild targeted marine fish stocks that have seen major declines in landings over the last decade, particularly small pelagic fisheries that are important for food security and are the mainstay of the small-scale fishing sector.

USAID/Ghana's Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP) aims to rebuild targeted marine fish stocks that have seen major declines in landings over the last decade, particularly small pelagic fisheries that are important for food security and are the mainstay of the small-scale fishing sector. Activities include:

  1. Improved legal enabling conditions for implementing co-management, use rights, capacity and effort-reduction strategies;
  2. Improved information systems and science-informed decision-making, and
  3. Increased constituencies that provides the political will and public support necessary to make the hard choices and changed behavior needed to rebuild Ghana’s marine fisheries sector.
  4. These components feed into applied management initiatives for several targeted fisheries ecosystems.

For example, SFMP is promoting the registration of all fishing vessels (including small-scale canoes) as a foundation for strengthening fisheries management and collaborating with local universities to strengthen fisheries information and evidence-based decision-making.

Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP)
Timeframe: Oct. 01, 2014 - Sep. 30, 2019
Project Status: Ongoing
Contact: Brian Crawford
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Thematic Focus: Governance and Management, Transparency
Geographic Areas: West Africa
Activity Type: Project
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