Ghanaian government to introduce aquaculture jobs program
Ghana’s minister for fisheries and aquaculture development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, has hinted to plans to introduce an “aquaculture for food and jobs” program, Daily Guide Africa reported.
The initiative is intended to – in a long run – benefit the nation by promoting fishing and creating employment for Ghanaians, according to the minister.
The program is currently on pilot at some selected sites and will soon be unveiled.
“We are promoting aquaculture,” Afoley said.
Deputy minister for fisheries and aquaculture development, Kingsley Ato Cudjoe, said that the fishing season had been closed, as previously announced, to achieve “sustainable fishing and also help replenish the depleting fish stock in the marine sub-sector”.
But fishermen have expressed reservations about the move, arguing that it will deprive them of their livelihood.
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