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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : Ghana Inshore Fisheries Association - Sekondi Branch
Title of Action : Advocacy for the establishment of Fisheries Commission
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Western
Action ID : # 4-063 GIFA
Action Score : 70.5%
Total cost of Action : ¢252,905,125
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 10 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢0
Summary of the proposed Action : Need for Action
None establishment of fishery commission by the Government of Ghana resulting in alot of conflict in the exploitation of the fishery resource of the country leading to over-exploitation of the resource and subsequently, gradual collapse of the artisanal fishery.

Proposed Solution
Establish a well resourced Fisheries Commission to effectively monitor and address conflicts associated with fisheries exploitation in Ghana.

To establish effective communication channels and coordinating systems among fisheries stakeholders.

Implementation Plan Underatake research into the current state of fishery resource of Ghana.
Media campaigns
Mobilization and strengthening of Fisheries Associations
Dialogue with the Ministry for Fisheries, Parliamentary select committee responsible for fisheries, members of council of state, etc.

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