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Ghana Artisanal Marine Sector Case Study Results: Ghana Fisheries and Seafood Bio-economic Assessment Model Project

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  • This report was prepared under guidance from Gilbert Sylvia, Ph.D. Dr. Sylvia is president of SylDon Inc. located in Newport, Oregon and also Superintendent of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Oregon State University. Shannon Davis (President of The Research Group, Corvallis, Oregon) assisted Dr. Sylvia. The project was sponsored by New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and is titled "Development of a Policy and Investment Scenario Analysis Model of the Ghana Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Project." The project started in the summer 2010 and is slated to end in summer 2011. An element of the project was to provide interim modeling results to evaluate the economic effects from a proposed fishing industry investment project sponsored by theWorld Bank's West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP). The originalWARFP investment project analysis that contains summary effects for all fishing industry sectors can be found in the report "ProgramEconomic and Financial Analysis: Ghana Fisheries and Aquaculture Program" completed by SylDon Inc. for theWorld Bank in October 2010. The all-sector report also provides digest descriptions for the different WARFP investment project components. Full descriptions about expected loan and grant financing arrangements and project components are in theWARFP Project Appraisal Document (PAD) being developed by the World Bank. This report contains updated modeling results from the analysis of theWARFP investment project as it applies to the artisanal marine sector. The difference between the original and updated analysis is that the fish resource model component had not yet been perfected for the original analysis and rather than harvest projections being based on sustainable yield relationships, the harvests were supplied to the model using expert judgment.
  • Elements of this project were presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade held in Tanzania in 2012.
  • Keywords: Ghana fisheries, Fisheries economics, Fishing industry investment, Bioeconomic modeling
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  • Syldon Inc. 2011. Ghana Artisanal Marine Sector Case Study Results: Ghana Fisheries and Seafood Bio-economic Assessment Model Project. 5th edition. Johannesburg, South Africa: New Partnership for Africa's Development. 64 pp.
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  • Foreword; A. Introduction; B. Sector Landings and Vessels; C. Model Results; D. Net Economic Benefits; E. Potential Permit Value; F. Resource Rent; Bibliography
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