The following Project activities are being implemented to support sustainable fisheries management and research in Ghana:
SDA/DFAS/AAF Aquaculture Project
This is a Public-Private Partnership Project (2014 – 2016) for aquaculture development in Ghana. The Partnership is between the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Cape Coast and Ainoo-Ansah Farms Ltd – a private fish farm at Okyereko in the Central Region of Ghana. The project trains farmers on current fish farming techniques and farm management strategies. It is funded by the World Bank and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) of Ghana. The value of the Project is US$350,000.
This is a US$ 5.5 million project funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) for a period of 5 years (2014 – 2019). The overall goal of the project is to improve the sustainable management of Ghana’s marine and coastal resources. The objective is to strengthen capacity for sustainable fisheries and coastal resources management. USAID’s technical and financial support is designed to strengthen UCC’s capacity in developing and providing quality and relevant education programs, practical research and advisory services that will support the management of fisheries and coastal resources on a sustainable basis to enhance the nation’s social and economic development. This capacity building program is aimed to facilitate individual and organizational learning which builds social capital and trust, develops knowledge, skills and attitudes and when successful creates an organizational culture and a set of capabilities which will enable the university to set objectives, achieve results, solve problems, and create adaptive procedures which enable them to support national development.