Every day the fisherman from the seaside town of Prampram, Ghana, head out to sea where they fish up to 40 kilometers offshore. For generations families of these communities have fished the Atlantic Ocean. What they catch will determine the livelihood of the community and their families.
Working hand to mouth, the fish are sold and taken in baskets by families and prepared for frying in oil for the nightâ€™s dinner. Some days there are barely any fish from the dayâ€™s work.
Due to overfishing by many big fleets from foreign countries there is a depleted supply of fish, and because of this the government of Ghana has implemented an annual one-month fishing ban on local fisherman.
Many fish illegally risking fines in order to feed their families.
With supplies of fish dwindling and the broken food chain as a result, these communities have little to fall back on, and the future of the Ghanaian fishing occupation is in danger of being inundated.
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