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EU Ban On Ghanaian Processed Tuna Could Be Lifted Soon Ghana, September 16, 13

The current ban on exports of raw and processed tuna from Ghana to the European Union is expected to be lifted by the Ghanaian Government. They are optimistic for a drop of the ban which was placed on Ghana in March by several EU member states.
The member countries stated that Ghana had a lack of adequate supervision for checking illegal and unregulated tuna fishing in its own waters.
As a result the country has been said to be losing around USD 13 million per year and some tuna processing firms have been forced to lay off workers.
Nii Lamptey Vanderpuije, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in Ghana said: “As a government we are working seriously on it, we are extremely doing that and I am very sure those are some of the issues our Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance will be taking a look at as they go out of the country positively next week.”
The Ghanaian government has been advised to install tracking systems on all tuna fishing vessels in order to help address the problems that have been currently identified.