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Photos: The Business of Fish In Accra’s Oldest Fishing Harbor

Jamestown fishing harbor is the oldest district in the city of Accra and the area has served as a major port for Fishermen in the area for  several decades.

The main economic activity in the area is fishing and it has remained so, primarily inhabited by the people of  Ga.

Descending towards the harbor, you behold a view of canoes dotted along the shore preparing to move for fishing.

We spoke to some of the fishmongers and dealers to find out how business activity is being like at the harbor for the past years and now.

Here’s what some of the fishmongers and dealers have to say about business at the harbor.

Fishmonger: Diana says, sales has been okay in 2019, but sales has been low since entering 2020


Fishmonger: Emelia Tagoe, who sells kenkey and fish at Adabraka said business is not good at the moment. “I come to buy the fish but am not selling enough as expected”.


Fishmonger: Grace says business is slow  since the beginning of this year. Last year business was normal


Fish dealer: Daniel Ayitey says, from 2012 to 2016, sales hasn’t been encouraging but it improved a bit in 2017 and has sustained the momentum till now  (Daniel in red shirt).


Fishermen, pulling their canoe to the shore


Fish vendor Mohammed Ankrah says he’s never recorded any huge sales for over 5 years now.


Madam Priscilla,  a fishmonger, laments poor sales for the past  3 years .


Fisherman helping with his back, leaning on the canoe to pull it to the shore


Fishermen on the canoe, moving for fishing



As others  are going for fishing, this small canoe is arriving from fishing


Two young boys preparing their net for fishing


After arriving from fishing, this fisherman is cleaning his net for the next fishing



Fish dealer: Ofori also complained of poor sales over the last 4 years


Fishermen, preparing their net for their next catch


Canoes displayed at  the seaside


By Francis Quasie

Classic Ghana

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