When you teach a woman to fish | Aquaculture in Ghana’s Western Region

In a country where fish serves as the primary source of protein for most families, the Western Region is responsible for a disproportionate amount, providing more than 30% of the national catch. However, as overfishing and exclusion zones around oil installations take their toll, the people here must increasingly find a land based alternative to artisanal fishing. In August 2016, the Western Region Coastal Foundation launched an aquaculture pilot, partnering with four fish farming associations in Ellembelle and Jomoro districts to upgrade their existing operations. WRCF also worked with a wide range of suppliers and technical experts to bolster the...


Nothing fishy here: local charities work together to improve economic opportunities for fish farmers in the Western Region

The Western Region Coastal Foundation partners with Daasgift Quality Foundation to support fish farmers in the Western Region Thursday 23 February, Mathew Armah, CEO of the Western Region Coastal Foundation, and Gifty Baaba Asmah, Executive Director of Daasgift, came together to sign a MOU covering areas of cooperation for the two charities. The project builds on recent work by both organisations in the area of fish farming and smoking, and will broadly focus on four areas. They will work together to support a scale up of catfish farming in the Western Region, as well as broader opportunities for livelihood interventions...