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Ghanaian fishermen receive training on effective fishing techniques using ICTs

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One Hundred and sixty-six selected fishermen from landing sites in Ghana's Central Region have received training on effective use of fish finders, Global Positioning System (GPS) and its accessories. The three-day training, which was held in Cape Coast, forms part of the ICT for Sustainable Fishing Project, a nationwide campaign by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), the Fisheries Commission and the National Canoe Fishermen Council.

It is to encourage the use of technology in locating shoals of fish and harvesting only the matured ones. The project also aims at reducing the cost of fishing and mitigating the depleting fish stock in Ghana’s territorial waters by reducing the harvest of fingerlings and the use of unorthodox fishing methods such as light, explosives and chemicals and undersized nets.

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