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Marine Fisheries Research Division , Ghana Oceanographic Data Centre

Acronym MFRD - GODC
Type Government
PO Box BT 62 Tema
Tel +233 (0)22 208048
Fax +233 (0)22 203066
Website http://www.nodc-ghana.org/hostinst.htm
Activities The Marine Fisheries Research Division (MFRD), Tema, of the Ministry of Fisheries is the host institution of the ODINAFRICA-II Project in Ghana. MFRD was established in 1962 as the Fisheries Research Unit (FRU) under a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Technical Assistance Programme. Its main objective was to conduct marine environmental and fisheries resources research studies that would help the Ghana government in its desire to modernized the fishing industry and manage the fisheries resources on sustainable bases. In 1975, the name was change to Fisheries Research and Utilization Branch (FRUB). Following the re-structuring of the Fisheries Directorate in 1985 as part of the World Bank assisted Fisheries Sub-Sector Capacity Building Project, the name was again changed to Marine Fisheries Research Division (MFRD)

Group(s): IODE Created: Last Updated: 2010-12-09

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