Rampant Illegal Activities Threaten Ghana’s Fishing Sector

Ghana’s coastline is dotted with canoes and the local fishing industry which rely on them. (S. Knott for VOA)

By Stacey Knott

In Ghana, about 2 million people rely on these fish for their food and income.  But trawlers, run almost exclusively by Chinese operators using Ghanaian front companies, are illegally targeting this staple catch and selling it back to local communities at a profit in a practice called saiko, according to a report from local NGO Hen Mpoano and the Environmental Justice Foundation…Read more>>

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