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Transparency of Fisheries Sector (GH0050)



Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2024-2028 (December)

Action Plan Cycle: 2023



Lead Institution: Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development

Support Institution(s): Fisheries Commission, Fisheries Alliance, Centre for Maritime Law and Security, Hen Mpoano, Fisheries Transparency, Environmental Justice Foundation, Ghana Tuna Association (GTA), Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC), Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association (GITA), Ghana Inshore Fishermen Association (GIFA), National Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA)

Policy Areas

Extractive Industries, Legislation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Ambition (see definition): Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Problem to be addressed

It is widely believed that the fisheries sector is bedeviled with corruption, and that, this is facilitated by the opacity around decision making in the sector, lack of consultation around policy formulation, and non-disclosure of revenues and their utilization.

What is the commitment?

The commitment is to pass a new Fisheries Act or amend the existing one to provide for greater transparency in the fisheries sector.

Contribution of commitment to solving problem

Stakeholders believe that transparency in the fisheries sector will empower citizens to asked critical questions on how the sector is being governed, and that will serve as incentive for improved governance.

Relevance of commitment to OGP values

The commitment advances the OGP values of open and transparent management of natural resources.

Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable | Start Date - End Date

 Draft Fisheries/ amended Act developed | January, 2024 - December, 2024

 Stakeholder engagement held on draft Bill or amended Bill | January, 2025 - December, 2025

 Draft Bill / amended Bill laid before Parliament | January, 2026 - December, 2026

 Draft Bill or amended Bill passed | January, 2027 - December, 2027


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