GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT LIBERIA RELATED TO FISHERIES
Liberia has a total land area of about 111,370 km2, of which 96,320 km2 86 percent) is dry land, drained by natural streams and rivers. The vegetation consists of forest and woodland (39 percent), pastures (2 percent) and arable land (ca. 36 percent). With an Atlantic coastline of about 570 km, a continental shelf averaging of 34 km in width, affording an area of about 20,000 km2 of fishing ground extending to 200 nautical miles,
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COTE D'IVOIRE RELATED TO FISHERIES
The fisheries sector in Ivory coast is an at the same time importer and exporter. The sector produces 30% of locally consumed fish (consumption is estimated at 275,000 tonnes (t) is 16,2 kg/capita/year). The marine fishing sector lands annually about 63,000 (t), Lagoon and inland fisheries produces about 30,000 (t). The deficit of about 182,000 (t) is imported.
1. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT GHANA RELATED TO FISHERIES
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. It has a total land area of 238 527 km2. The country has a coastline of nearly 550km long (Quaatey, 1997; Ali, 2004) and the area of the continental shelf is about 24 300 km2. The countries’ Exclusive Economic Zone has an area of 218 100 km2 (Amador, et al, 2006).
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TOGO RELATED TO FISHERIES
Togo, officially the Republic of Togo, is a country in West Africa. It borders Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Benin to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. It has a total land area of 56785 km2. The country has a coastline of nearly 48 km long and the area of the continental shelf is about 1 500 km2.
1. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BENIN RELATED TO FISHERIES
The sub-sector of fishery includes three main areas of activity: marine fisheries, continental fisheries and aquaculture. Benin has a coastline of approximately 121 km, which stretches from the Nigerian to the Togolese border. The exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has an area of almost 27 750 km2. The continental shelf has a sandy bottom and covers a surface of approximately 2 800 km2 between isobaths 10 and 100 m,
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT NIGERIA RELATED TO FISHERIES
Nigeria FlagThe Federal Republic of Nigeria is bordered by Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger and has a coastline of 853 km which borders the Atlantic Ocean in the Gulf of Guinea. The limits of Nigeria’s territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) are 12 nautical miles (nm) and 200 nm respectively.