Wisdom Akpalu shares research findings on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in West Africa

Wisdom Akpalu, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow based in Ghana, co-chaired a seminar organised by the University of Ghana’s Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) on 18 January. The topic of the seminar was illicit trade in the marine resources of West Africa, and it was held at the UNU-INRA conference facilities at the University of Ghana.

In the seminar Wisdom shared research findings on illicit trade in marine resources and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, focusing on Ghana and West Africa. This research will also form a chapter in the World Bank’s forthcoming Country Environmental Assessment Report on Ghana. The chapter is entitled ‘The Fisheries Sector: State of Fish Stocks, Ecosystem Health and Socio-Economic Analysis of the Industry’, and is co-authored by Wisdom.

The seminar was attended by participants from local universities and NGOs, various departments and institutions within the University of Ghana, including the IESS, Department of Economics, Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, and representatives from the World Bank.

The event was featured in several news articles:

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