Inauguration of EU-funded Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Center in Tema, under the Improved Regional Fisheries Governance Project

(Source : EEAS)

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The Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Ghana, Mrs. Diana Acconcia, on 12 May 2021, inaugurated the EU-funded Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Centre (RMCSC) in Tema, under the PESCAO project to monitor the activities of fishing vessels.

The Centre is to support vessel monitoring and coordinated efforts of fisheries inspection at port and at sea. It is also to maintain an up to date, easy to access list of authorised and IUU listed fishing vessels.

Ghana’s Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, Mr Innocnet Togla, Secretary General of the Benin Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Dr. Amadou Tall, Team leader of the PESCAO ECOWAS, attended the event.

EU Ambassador @DAcconciaEU said the EU is firmly committed to eradicating #IUU fishing around the world and is taking strong and structured action towards this goal.”

According to Mr. Seraphin Dedi, Secretary-General of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) an international organisation implementing the project  “the establishment of the RMCSC’s brings us a step closer to having a coordinated approach to joint action, including patrols for better security in the maritime domain of the region”.

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