Fish Processors and Traders Praise WARFP-Ghana for efforts to modernize landing sites


Fish Processors and Traders Praise WARFP-Ghana for efforts to modernize landing sites

 

West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP)-Ghana has been commended for the momentous steps made to provide fish landing sites to improve and create opportunities for high value fresh fish handling and distribution.

Speaking during the launch of the Anloga landing site project on Friday, 2nd December, 2016, Cecilia Amede, the President of the National Association of Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA) in the Keta District, described the project as ‘most refreshing for fishers’ given how the lack of basic landing site infrastructure impinges on fish trade across the West Africa sub-region. She expressed hope that Ghana will become a shining example in the sub-region with the construction of this world class landing site which is expected among others to have a dock, a canoe repair workshop, a drying platform and a net mending platform. Other facilities include washing trough/ stand pipe area, administration block, public washroom and car park.

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Madam Sherry Ayitey urged fishermen as well as fish processors to make good use of the facilities when completed to boost increased and sustainable fish landing along with improved quality of fish for the markets.