The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), in partnership with Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) and the University of Nottingham is hosting Dr. Vanessa Jaiteh, a post-doctoral researcher studying safety and decent labour in fisheries (see here).
Earlier this month, Dr. Jaiteh and FCWC’s Project Assistant, Ms. Yolande Nyonhoe kicked off the field season for the project, piloting survey questions with artisanal fishers and fish traders in the Volta Region. The field component of the project will take place over the next four months, with in-depth surveys conducted in the artisanal, semi-industrial and industrial fishing sectors in all four regions comprising the coastline of Ghana. Data thus gathered aims to elucidate fishers’ experiences of their collective and individual safety and working conditions at sea.
The study’s findings are meant to complement and extend existing information on safety and decent labour in fishing, a topic of increasing importance in the FCWC region and worldwide, particularly in relation to the IMO’s Cape Town Agreement (CTA) and the ILO’s Work in Fishing Convention (c188).