Implications of structural adjustment for Ghana’s marine fisheries policy
The objective of this research was to determine the effects of a Structural Adjustment Program on the marine fisheries in Ghana, specifically on fishermen, fish production and fisheries management. An anthropological survey technique was used to gather information from fishermen and boat owners from four major fishing communities: Tema, Accra, Elmina and Cape Coast. Additional information was obtained from government agencies, commercial banks and the fishing community. The results of this study suggest that structural adjustment has created benefits, opportunities and constraints for the fisheries. The Ghanaian government, with the support of international donors, needs to address these issues to ensure that fisheries continue to play an important role in the economy and the diet of Ghanaians.
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