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Assessment of Socio-Economic Status and Demographic Characteristics of Kpong Fishing Community in Ghana
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 110-114   |   Vol. 3, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Christian Larbi Ayisi, Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, P. R. China.
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Kpong, Demographic Characteristics, Socio- Economic, Fisher’s Community, Manya-Krobo Municipality
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