Tuna Production Association Pleads To The Government To Resolve Their Problems

 Tuna Production Association Pleads To The Government To Resolve Their Problems 

The Tuna Merchants Association of Ghana (TUMASGHA) has known as for sustainable regulations from the authorities to put Ghana because the Tuna hub of West Africa.

The president of the affiliation, Mrs Janet Ampiah, stated the tuna enterprise furnished massive sales to authorities yearly aside from presenting direct and oblique jobs.

She stated regulations and policies inclusive of excessive port and operational expenses tended to effect negatively at the tuna commercial enterprise.

She known as for a legitimate fisheries control device to save you fish from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing sports from attaining the marketplace, together with European shores.

Taking benefit

Speaking to reporters in Tema at some point of the inauguration of TUMASGHA, Mrs Ampiah stated tuna had a massive marketplace in Europe and Asia, which Ghana ought to take benefit of, for the reason that the country’s waters possessed a number of the fine tuna species withinside the sub-region, together with the yellowfin, large eye and skipjack.

TUMASGHA became integrated on November 16, 2020, with the purpose to come to be a frontrunner in remodeling the modern-day tuna exchange and to empower agencies of contributors.

It became additionally to beautify the lives of its contributors thru the software of fine commercial enterprise practices to provide the possibility for contributors to develop their character commercial enterprise capacities collectively.

Mrs Ampiah stated the affiliation expressed the desire to come to be the desired enterprise participant sharing know-how and growing a platform for increase and improvement.

“TUMASGHA’s approach is to essentially enhance the lives of all contributors and in addition create commercial enterprise avenues for traders,” she stated.

She defined that the affiliation did now no longer intend to be an obstacle to any entity or character, whether or not overseas or neighborhood withinside the enterprise, however alternatively set up a healthful courting with gamers withinside the fish manufacturing chain inclusive of the manufacturers and boat proprietors and to construct a very good patron courting with them.

“That collectively as a team, we are able to increase regulations so that it will officially cope with all issues withinside the enterprise, in addition to enhance this enterprise,” she stated.

Importance of fish

The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mr Moses Anim, emphasized the significance of the fisheries area withinside the socio-monetary improvement of Ghana, pronouncing the affection for fish and fishery merchandise with the aid of using the Ghanaian populace had culminated in fish accounting for 60 in keeping with cent of animal protein intake.

He stated the in keeping with capita intake of fish in Ghana became among 20-25 kilogrammes (kg) in keeping with annum, better than the envisioned 14 kg in keeping with annum for ECOWAS states.

The Mankralo of Tema and performing President of the Tema Traditional Council, Nii Adjetey

Agbo II, mentioned that the achievement of each affiliation became depending on its contributors and therefore known as for team spirit amongst contributors and the leaders as a way to increase regulations that could cope with issues and enhance the enterprise.


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