ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - The Small Pelagic Fishery in Moree, Ghana

SSF Profile

The Small Pelagic Fishery in Moree, Ghana | 1970
Fishery name The Small Pelagic Fishery in Moree, Ghana
SSF Defined? Not explicitly
SSF Definition (if applicable)
Data time frame 1970
Contributor Paddy ( )
Contribution date 11/26/2019
Geographic Scope
Local Moree Underdeveloped Town Ghana
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Beach
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Artisanal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Seine nets
Main SSF vessel type(s): (Dugout) canoe
Average length of SSF vessel: 3 - 18 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 40 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 4-10 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 313 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 1000-9000 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 50 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 1 Percent
Total number of households in the location: Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 70 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Farming/cultivation (rice, cassava, corn, vegetables, etc.)
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Sold in local markets - 50 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 50 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Highly (fishers are well recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? No
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: None
Access held by SS fishers:
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: Gear restriction
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes

Common species name: Round Sardinella     Scientific/Latin species name: Sardinella aurita    Landings (t): None
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