Ghana’s fisheries sector generated about $254 million in revenue from exporting fish and fishery products in 2022, according to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson.
She made this statement on Friday at the commissioning of the Elmina Fishing Port Rehabilitation and Expansion project. She emphasized that the sector had a huge potential to enhance the country’s socio-economic development if it was well managed and regulated.
She revealed that the fisheries sector provided employment for more than three million people along its value chain, including fishing, processing, marketing, and distribution.
She also said that the sector contributed 1.2 percent to the GDP of Ghana, and accounted for over 60 percent of animal protein intake by the population. She noted that the average fish consumption per person in Ghana was 26kg, which was crucial for ensuring national food security and nutrition.