The Cost of Illegal Fishing in Ghana


What happens when there’s no more fish?

Beyond The Headlines heads to Ghana, where illegal foreign fishing is rapidly affecting local livelihoods and food stocks, costing the nation up to and beyond $200 million every year.

Locals discuss dwindling stocks through rampant use of illegal fishing practices, including catching smaller pelagic fish, directly affecting Ghana's food resources.

Most of the illegal foreign fishing fleets are Ghanaian in name only, using local companies to front their invasive, unregulated practices.

This is a familiar story across West Africa. Will Ghanaians buck the trend and stand up for their nation against foreign exploitation?


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