Welcome to Open Science
Contact Us
Home Books Journals Submission Open Science Join Us News
Assessment of Socio-Economic Status and Demographic Characteristics of Kpong Fishing Community in Ghana
Current Issue
Volume 3, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 110-114   |   Vol. 3, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
Paper in PDF Downloads: 20   Since Aug. 28, 2015 Views: 2003   Since Aug. 28, 2015
Christian Larbi Ayisi, Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, P. R. China.
The present investigation was carried out to assess the socio-economic status and demographic characteristics of fishing community at Kpong Landing site in Ghana. The study was conducted by the use of well structured questionnaire. In total, 50 fishers were involved in this study. The study revealed that 32% of the respondents representing the majority were aged between 24-29 years. A hooping majority (64%) of the respondents were married with 6% being divorced. 20% of the respondents had no formal education with 24% being educated up to S.H.S level. 37% of the fishery indicated that they had being in the business for 6-10 years. Men making up 62% were directly or indirectly involved in fishing activities with the remaining 38% being women. The strength of the fishers lie in the constant availability of market, a weed harvester as well as constant labor although they are normally threatened by the differences in prices and lack of cold storage for storing fish in times of excess catch. From the results it is evident that fishing activities at the Kpong landing beach plays essential role in the lives of fisher folks relying on the landing beach for survival.
Kpong, Demographic Characteristics, Socio- Economic, Fisher’s Community, Manya-Krobo Municipality
Abarike, E.D., Alhassan, E.H., and Alipui, P.E., 2015. Trading in the Volta clam, Galatea paradoxa in the Lower Volta Basin of Ghana. Elixir Aquaculture, 81:31514-31518.
Abunyuwah, I., and Blay, J. K., 2013. Accessibility Constraints Of Small-Scale Fish Farmers To Formal Credit In The Nzema East Municipality. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 4 (1): 128-132.
Acquah, H.D., and Abunyuwah, I. 2011. Logit Analysis of Socio – economic Factors Influencing People to become Fishermen in the Central Region of Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science. 56 (1): 55 –64.
Aheto, D.W., Quinoo, B., Tenkrang, E.Y., Asare, C., Okyere, I. 2011. Economic Value Assessment of Small-Scale Fisheries in Elmina, Ghana, First world sustainability forum. file:///C:/Users/toshiba/Downloads/wsf_719_manuscript.pdf
Brummett, R. E., Youaleu, J. L. N., Tiani, A. M., Kenmegne. 2010. Women’s traditional fishery and alternative aquatic resource livelihood strategies in the southern Cameroonian Rainforest. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17:221 – 230.
Cobbina, R. 2010. Aquaculture in Ghana: Economic perspectives of Ghanaian Aquaculture for Policy Development. UNU-Fisheries Training Programme. Final Project. Pp 7-8.
Directorate of Fisheries (DOF), 2005. Fisheries in Ghana. Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana, West Africa.
FAO. 2008. Fisheries and aquaculture sector overview, Ghana. (December2010) http://www.fao.org/fishery/countrysector/FI-CP_GH/en
Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO. 2005. Increasing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security. 1st Edn. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, pp: 79.
Luomba, J.O and Mhagama, F., (2008). Second monitoring survey of the socio economic status of the fishers‟ livelihood report. IFMP Technical report.
Luomba, J.O., 2007a. Monitoring of socio economic status report. IFMP Technical report
Marquette, C M., Kwame, A., Overà, R., and Aryeetey, E., 2002. Small scale fisheries, population dynamics and resource use in Africa, the case of Moree, Ghana. Ambio, 31(4) 324-336.
Medard, M. 2004. The contribution of fisheries to the national economy. A paper presented during sensitization workshop of police, judiciary and local administration on fisheries monitoring control and surveillance held from 16th- 20th February, 2004 in Bukoba, Musoma and Mwanza.
Nandi, J.A., Gunn, P., Adegboye, G.A., Barnabas T.M., 2014. Assessment of fish farmers’ livelihood and poverty status in Delta State, Nigeria. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 3(5): 427-433
Orewa, S.I., and Iteke, A.E., 2013. “Dry Fish Marketing : The Potentials and Challenges for Employment Creation and Poverty Alleviation among Urban Women in Nigeria” 2 (2):909–25.
Open Science Scholarly Journals
Open Science is a peer-reviewed platform, the journals of which cover a wide range of academic disciplines and serve the world's research and scholarly communities. Upon acceptance, Open Science Journals will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
Office Address:
228 Park Ave., S#45956, New York, NY 10003
Phone: +(001)(347)535 0661
Copyright © 2013-, Open Science Publishers - All Rights Reserved