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Diverse environmental activities pose threats to the survival of aquaculture sector - Regina Bauerochse

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 agriculture and aquaculture sector. The destruction of Ghana’s vegetation coupling with galamsey activities have destroyed the very water bodies which host the aquatic organisms.

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Improve on sector policies for Aquaculture growth - Kwame Pianim

“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.

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Poor policies hampering fisheries sector – Kwame Pinaim

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, and concrete steps must be taken to reverse the trend, if the nation is to benefit from the US$170 billion market, renowned economist, Kwame Pianim, has said.

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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 Centre has disclosed Chief Executive of the GIPC, Yofi Grant, says the $7.4-million investment in the sector is inadequate, hence these incentives to attract more investors. He therefore called on investors to prioritize the aquaculture sector.

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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. According to its CEO, Jacob Adzikah, these high import taxes have push cost of production high.

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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.

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Chamber of Aquaculture celebrates farmers on 36th Farmers Day

In commemoration of the 36th National Farmers Day, the Chamber of Aquaculture (COA) has acknowledged the resilience of farmers especially during this era of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ghana Chamber of Aquaculture calls on government to scrap import tax on fish feed

The Ghana Chamber of Aquaculture has called on the Fisheries Ministry and Aquaculture Development to expedite the process in exempting fish feed manufacturers from paying import tax.

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Gov't to support aquaculture industry with tax exemptions - Fisheries Minister

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD), Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye has said that the government is making it possible to add fish feed raw materials to agriculture tax exempted list to support the aquaculture industry.

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Fish farmers sob for collapse of farms as fish prices sharply drop amid Covid – 19

The fish Farmers are bleating on the sharp drop of fish prices amid the pandemic. The Corona Virus as said has come to stay with us until a vaccine is developed to cure it. This pandemic has impeded economic activities globally.

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Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana calls on govt, stakeholders to increase support

The Chamber of Aquaculture Ghana is calling on government, Stakeholders and development partners in the Aquaculture Industry to provide support aimed at mitigating the challenges faced by the sector.

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Covid-19: Effects of Covid-19 on Ghana’s Aquaculture Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected every activity and the sectors across the globe. As it stands now the global confirmed cases of the pandemic are 3,221,029 with 228,252 deaths. Ghana was hit with the pandemic early this year with 1,671 confirmed cases with 16 deaths as of 30th April 2020.

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We’re considering calls for extension of closed fishing season – Afoley Quaye

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye says government is considering an extension of the closed fishing season. According to her, the closed season which was introduced by the government, last year had a positive impact on harvest.

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Government begins mass immunisation of fish farms along Volta Lake

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has begun a mass immunization of fish farms in order to curtail further occurrences of fish diseases.The exercise comes after the recent strange deaths of tilapia in fish farms along the Volta Lake.

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