News

Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana Donates to Kressner Orphanage at Kodjo-Ashong

The Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana (COA), on 23rd December, 2023, made a significant donation to the children of Kressner Orphanage located in Kodjo-Ashong in the Greater Accra region.This generous act of charity made by the Chamber, brought immense joy and relief to the children residing .......

Read More

CSIR Facilities Destroyed By Heavy Water Spillage From Akosombo Dam; Fish Shortage Looms

The Aquaculture Research and Development Centre (ARDEC), an institution under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Water Research Institute has had its share of the destruction being caused by a spillage from the Akosombo Dam in the Eastern Region as majority of its fish ponds are flooded and cages washed away........

Read More

Fish farmers lose ₵46m worth of fish stock due to Akosombo Dam spillage

The Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana has disclosed that fish farmers along the Volta Lake have lost live fish stock worth ₵46 million due to the spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam. The Volta River Authority opened the dam recently to ensure that the hydro power plant is not damaged as a result of the rising water levels.......

Read More

Government is working to improve aquaculture industry

A Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Moses Anim has underscored the need to increase fish production, adding that government is working assiduously to support the youth in aquaculture.......

Read More

Why does Ghana struggle to achieve fish sufficiency?

Ghana is one Africa’s coastal countries with huge water resources but struggles to produce enough fish for local consumption.It heavily relies on imports costing it dearly and depriving local fish farmers of great economic opportunities......

Read More

Industry movers and shakers awarded at Aquaculture Ghana 2023

The Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana awarded this year’s movers and shakers of aquaculture industry at a colourful gala held at World Trade Centre in the capital Accra.The winners were rewarded for their outstanding contributions and achievements in different aquaculture fields at a dinner and awards night organized under the auspices of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Fisheries Commission......

Read More

Fisheries Ministry to reduce importation of fish into Ghana

Woman at Soumbedioune fish market. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans......

Read More

Govt committed to growth of aquaculture — Prof. Nunoo

In line with this, he said the ministry had decoupled aquaculture from inland fisheries, and set up a dedicated directorate for it, as well as set up an aquaculture health unit with various monitoring programmes.......

Read More

Aquaculture industry laments high cost of feed

Stakeholders in the aquaculture industry are lamenting the increasing cost of fish feed and materials in the market. According to the Chief Executive of the Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana, Jacob Adzikah, the cost of fish feed has gone up by about 200%......

Read More

Aquaculture industry initiates moves to revive job creation

The Chamber of Aquaculture-Ghana has called on government and other stakeholders to extend support to the sector through collaboration in order to create massive jobs for the youth and address challenges facing the industry.......

Read More

Government considering genetically modified fish varieties - Hawa Koomson

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Ministry (MoFAD) is currently engaging stakeholders to focus and explore fish hatcheries that produce genetically improved fish breeds to augment existing depleting stocks in the country’s waters, sector minister Mavis Hawa Koomson has disclosed......

Read More

Fisheries Ministry to receive funding from Finance Ministry for ‘Aquaculture for Food and Jobs Programme’

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development will soon receive funds from the Ministry of Finance to support the Aquaculture for Food and Jobs Programme.....

Read More

Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana launches “Aquaculture Ghana” to rally industry stakeholders

Ghana’s Chamber of Aquaculture has launched the “Aquaculture Ghana” initiative aimed at giving aquaculture stakeholders a shared forum for networking, showcasing innovation and promoting Ghanaian aquaculture....

Read More

Programme to develop aquaculture sector launched

Dubbed: ”Aquaculture Ghana”, the programme will allow stakeholders to interact and share new ideas, promote businesses and services and showcase latest innovations in the sector’s value chain.....

Read More

Diverse environmental activities pose threats to the survival of aquaculture sector

Current environmental activities in Ghana poses great threat to the living organisms in the ecosystem as well as the sectors of the economy especially to the...

Read More

Improve on sector policies for aquaculture growth

“If we are to be part of the African Continental Free Trade Area with even a bigger market of billion dollars continent instead of 400 million dollars in ECOWAS, we need to scale up, our sectors are too small....

Read More

Poor policies hampering fisheries sector

Inconsistent policies, including the poorly-managed decoupling of the fisheries sub-sector from the wider food and agriculture ministry, are among the major problems bedeviling the sub-sector...

Read More

GIPC hints of 5 years tax holidays for aquaculture investors

Investors in aquaculture will enjoy five years tax holidays, duty exemption, among others, the Ghana Investment Promotion..

Read More

Waive import tax on raw materials – Aquaculture Chamber to government

The Chamber for Aquaculture is calling on government to waive taxes on importation of raw materials used in producing feed for fishes....

Read More

The Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana will host the first Virtual Aquaculture Conference scheduled to take place in May 2021

The Chamber of Aquaculture in Ghana has accepted to host the May 2021 E-Conference. The CEO of the Chamber Mr Jacob Adzikah says they are ready to make the event a memorable one....

Read More

Cedi, Russian-Ukraine war puts aquaculture industry in distress

The cedi’s rapid depreciation against major trading currencies and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war, among other factors, have increased the cost of feed and inputs in production for the aquaculture industry ....

Read More

Increase budgetary support to aquaculture to create jobs – Chamber of Aquaculture

The cedi’s rapid depreciation against major trading currencies and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war, among other factors, have increased the cost of feed and inputs in production for the aquaculture industry ....

Read More

It’s time to establish Aquaculture Development Fund for fish farmers – Lartman Farms CEO

Fish makes up 60 per cent of the average Ghanaian’s protein diet. It is the next most popular animal protein after chicken and beef and is expected to overtake them in a few years.The fishing industry in Ghana is generally made up of marine, inland and aquaculture. With the recent decline in marine catches, aquaculture development has increased. ....

Read More

Fish farmers advocate pricing regime

They said in the current environment where production cost was skyrocketing, a pricing regime was necessary to check the activities of intermediaries (middle men) whom they claimed made huge profits at the expense of farmers.....

Read More