ICT for Sustainable Fishing

Details of the organization
Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
ICT for Sustainable Fishing
Over the past decade, the fishing industry in Ghana has been plagued with depletion of the fishery resources resulting in the loss of livelihoods for the almost three million people within the value chain. This sharp decline has compelled fishermen, particularly artisanal fishermen to resort to unorthodox fishing practices including light fishing, fishing with chemicals,explosives and using unapproved fishing nets with attendant effect on fish stocks and ultimately food security. To reverse the trend, GIFEC is promoting the use of technologies that is stabilizing the rate of depletion and encouraging responsible fishing with the goal of achieving food security.
National implementation: Ghana
Ongoing from 08/02/2012 to 08/10/2017
Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Fisheries Commission Ghana Association for Artisanal Fisheries National Canoe Fishermen Association

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Project