Accra catch

With a marine coastline of 550 kilometres stretching from Aflao in the East to Half Assini in the West, the Fishing industry in Ghana plays a major role in sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction in many households and communities. More than 1.5 million people rely solely on fishing, whether it be small or large scale, to make a living. Fish is also the main source of animal protein for the Ghanaians, with an average consumption per capita which is double than that of the rest of the world. But above all, and what makes it so crucial for Ghana, is the fact that it is a safety net for those with low incomes. It is the fall- back strategy for any Ghanaian who loses his job or has economical difficulty, thus reducing the risk of extreme poverty and hunger.