Coastal Fisheries, Ghana

Fisheries in Ghana employ approximately 2 million people and provide over 50% of dietary animal protein to local residents. As one of the largest fishing nations in Africa, however, coastal fisheries in Ghana are comprised of a complex web of local and international fleets, competing economic interests, and overlapping forms of governance and resource management. Using social and ecological data from the fishery, coupled with novel spatial approaches, our work in Ghanaian coastal communities is investigating the intersection of industrial and small-scale fishing and the implications for livelihoods and resource sustainability.

Group member and photo credits: Katy Seto