Mr SAMUEL NII KPAKPA QUAATEY
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT
Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services
Mr. Samuel Nii Kpakpa Quaatey worked with the Ghana Fisheries Department/Fisheries Commission from October 1979 to June 2017. He rose through the ranks and was appointed the Director of the Ghana Fisheries Commission from July 2009 to June 2017.
Mr. Quaatey obtained a BSc (Hon) degree in Zoology with Option in Fisheries from the University of Ghana.in 1978 and MSc degree in Fisheries Biology and Statistics from University of Wales in 1993.
Mr. Quaatey has thirty-seven (37) years practical and relevant professional experience in the field of fisheries management, biological studies of fish species, stock assessment and law enforcement. He has participated in both local and international research cruises for the assessment of fish stocks in Ghanaian waters and also in the Gulf of Guinea. The results of the surveys have used by the CECAF Working Groups to recommend management measures for the sustainable management of the fishery resources in the region.
Mr. Quaatey for many years has served on Working Groups of International Organizations such as the Fisheries Committee For The West Central Gulf of Gunea (FCWC), CECAF of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), African Union (AU), International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas(ICCAT) and the Ministerial Conference on Fisheries for African Countries Bordering the Atlanctic Ocean (ATLAFCO)
He was appointed Technical Advisor to Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in April 2021.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development is one the Government Ministries in Ghana. It was established in January 20213. The Ministry provides leadership and has oversight responsibility in the management of the Fisheries Sector. It has a core mandate of formulating and implementing sector policies and strategies aimed at transforming the fisheries and aquaculture sector to contribute more effectively to national development through science, technology, innovation and institutional capacity.
The Ministry has two (2) implementing agencies, namely; the Fisheries Commission (FC) and the National Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS) The Fisheries Commission is the key implementing agency of the Ministry established under the Fisheries Act, 2002 (Act 625) with a Board and Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fisheries Commission regulates and mages the utilization of fishery and aquaculture resources through effective policy implementation. It advises the Minister on matters pertaining to ensuring the sustainable exploitation of the fisheries resources. The Commission has offices in all the sixteen (16) administrative regions of Ghana.
The National Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS) was established by the National Premix Fuel Committee Regulations, 2016 (L.I 2233). The NPFS serves as the Secretariat to the National Premix Fuel Committee established to facilitate the procurement and distribution of premix fuel. The Secretariat is headed by an Administrator.
The following are the vision, mission and goal of the sector Ministry:
Vision: To promote accelerated fisheries and aquaculture development to contribute to national development.
Mission: To transform the fisheries and aquaculture sector and industry into a viable economic segment and provide support services to promote sector investment.
Goal: Increase domestic fish production to offset import of fish and fishery products, and develop and/or transform the fisheries and aquaculture sector into a viable economic segment to contribute to national development.