The Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa (CEMLAW-Africa) in partnership with the Fisheries Commission of Ghana and with support by the World Bank organized a ten-day training course for 100 fisheries observers at GAFCSC.
Resource persons for the training were drawn from CEMLAW-Africa, the Ghana Navy and the Fisheries Commission. The participants were taken through a number of topics which included Global, Legal Framework for Fisheries Regulation, Ghana’s Fisheries Regulation Framework and Institutions, Basic Seamanship, Duties of Fisheries Observer, Fish Sampling, Measurement and Identification as well as Report Writing.
Addressing the participants during the closing ceremony, the Director of Fisheries at the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Michael Atta Dadzie urged the participants to be diligent and professional in their duties as any compromise in their work may be detrimental to the interest of the State. He further assured the participants of the unrelenting support of the Fisheries Commission in terms of logistics and industrial vessels.
Also speaking at the closing ceremony, the Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama expressed his delight about the successful completion of the training programme. He congratulated the participants for going through the program and thanked the resource persons for sharing their knowledge with the participants.
The course senior thanked the Fisheries Commission and the organizers for the training programme and pledged the readiness of his colleagues to practice what they have been taught in order to serve mother Ghana.
Participants were presented with Certificates of Participation by the Commandant and Director of Fisheries.