There are fears that Ghana’s fishing industry could face imminent collapse if the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission, fail to come up with a clear policy to deal with the reported dwindling of fish catch.
This could have consequential losses in livelihoods of fishing families in coastal communities in the Western Region, in the light of the emerging oil and gas industry.
These were contained in a report on the extent to which transparency, accountability and equity exist in the use of public resources in some selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
The report which was titled; “Our Money, Our Share, Our Say: The Extractive Industry in Perspective Report” was put together by SEND-GHANA and its partners in Tarkwa Municipal, Jomoro and Tolon-Kumbugu District Assemblies.
The study restricted itself to the use of internally generated fund, with special emphasis on royalties that are generated from minerals exploitation, including oil and gas.