The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) participated in a CECAF-PESCAO Consultative Workshop held in Accra, Ghana on 14 July 2020, on the challenges of integrating CECAF management advice into the management processes of selected CECAF member countries.
The workshop was the first of two facilitated through a technical collaboration between the CECAF-PESCAO project “Improved Regional Fisheries Governance of Marine Resources in the CECAF Area” and the EAF-Nansen Program “Supporting application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, considering climate change and pollution impact.”
It brought together relevant government participants, researchers, academia, fisheries professional associations and development partners involved in fisheries policy and governance in Ghana to introduce the Regional Case Study and discuss the management system.
Participants identified challenges to the adoption of management measures recommended by the Scientific Sub-Committee of CECAF to improve fisheries governance in Ghana. Participants also made recommendations on mitigation measures including the establishment of a national strategy and monitoring system. A second workshop is planned to validate the results of the case study.
National Consultants in all the other FCWC Member States will organise similar workshops, all geared towards improving fisheries management in the region.
FCWC Communication Officer