Illegal fishing is widespread on the western cost of Ghana contributing to the decline of fish stocks. For their own survival fishing communities have to change their fishing methods and collaborate with the government, the Marine police and Navy to effectively implement the policies set up to protect their natural environment.
Shot in Ghana, this film is part of a series of 11 stories of change in good governance through the Mwananchi Project . This ODI project, funded by DFID, works to strengthen citizen engagement with governments across six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia).
The project is managed in Ghana by PDA Ghana, www.pdaghana.com
Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick