MASC 432: Marine Affairs


International conventions (e.g. United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea, RAMSAR Convention, Convention on Biodiversity, Marine Pollution Convention, Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species of the Wild).  FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Legal and institutional framework. Maritime Domain Awareness. Fisheries and partnership agreements in the sub-region. Traditional and cultural practices in fishing communities. Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). Role of regional and sub-regional bodies e.g. NEPAD in fisheries capacity building and development. Fisheries Law of Ghana. Contemporary issues in fishing – e.g. overfishing, bycatch, trash fish, Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing.