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Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research

Increasing Ghana’s aquaculture production: The way forward

Christian Larbi Ayisi

Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, 999 Huchenghuan Road, Shanghai 201306, P. R. China

Accepted 01 February, 2017

Citation: Ayisi CL (2017). Increasing Ghana’s aquaculture production: The way forward. Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, 2(1): 010-011.

Copyright: © 2017 Ayisi CL. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

It is estimated that 800 million people predominantly living in developing worlds are food insecure. There are millions of people who hover near starvation even though there are a lot in the world. There has been a decline of food availability per capita in the Sub-Saharan Africa by approximately 3% (FAO in 2002). This is possibly as a result of the recent interlinked food, fuel and financial crises. According to report by FAO in 2009, world population is growing at a rate of 1.4% per year, which means that by 2050 there will be 9.1 billion people in the world. This translates into greatly increased requirements for animal protein for human consumption.