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Details of Prof. Francis Kofi Ewusie Nunoo   


Gender male
Job title Associate Professor
Department Marine and Fisheries Sciences
University of Ghana (
registrar's Offices P. O. Box LG 25, Legon. Accra
P. O. Box LG 99, Legon.
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
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Degree Ph.D. Fisheries Science
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Natural Resource Management , Extension Services (Public Awareness) , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities Fisheries Biology, Ecology & Management (with special interest in improvement of livelihoods of small scale fishermen; reduction and better utilisation of by-catch and discards in fisheries, fish ageing using otoliths and dorsal spines; co-management and property rights in fisheries). Biodiversity and Coastal Zone Management Issues bordering on conservation. Education of community groups e.g. school children to raise awareness on coastal resource conservation including climate change and how it affects biodiversity. Seabird ecology and conservation. Interactions between fisheries and seabirds.
Research Region East Central Atlantic Ocean
Working languages English, French
Skills/Expertise Biology of life in the oceans, fisheries ecology, fisheries management, Coastal management
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Prof. Francis NUNOO)

Alhassan, E. H., P. K. Ofori-Danson, and F. K. E. Nunoo (2015). Fish abundance and diversity during the Pre- and Post-Impoundment periods of the Black Volta at Bui, Ghana. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 11(5): 42-49.
de Graaf, G.J., Nunoo, F., Ofori Danson, P., Wiafe, G., Lamptey, E. & Bannerman, P. (2015). International training course in fisheries statistics and data collection. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1091. Rome, FAO. 134 pp. ISBN 978-92-5-1081884
Lo, Pei-Chun, S. Liu, N. Chao, F. K. E. Nunoo, H. Mok, and W. Chen (2015). A new multi-gene dataset reveals a tropical New World origin and Early Miocene diversification of croakers (Perciformes: Sciaenidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 88: 132-143.
4. Nunoo, F. K. E, E. K. Asamoah and Y. B. Osei-Asare (2014). Economics of Aquaculture Production: A Case Study of Pond and Pen Culture in Southern Ghana. Aquaculture Research 45: 675-688. DOI: 10.111/are.12003.
Nunoo, F. K. E. and B. Asiedu (2014). Livelihoods of beach seine fishers in Ghana, West Africa. In: Coleen Roscoe (ed.). Chapter 18 pp. 313-336. Ghana: Social, Economic and Political Issues. Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN 978-1-63321-108-7.
Nunoo, F. K. E, B. Asiedu, K. Amador, Dyhia Belhabib, Vicky Lam, Rashid Sumaila & Daniel Pauly (2014). Marine Fisheries Catches in Ghana: Historic Reconstruction for 1950 to 2010 and Current Economic Impacts. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture 22(4): 274-283. DOI: 10.1080/23308249.2014.962687
1. Ofori-Mensah, S., C. Green, & F. K. E. Nunoo (2013). Growth and survival of juvenile Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis in recirculating aquaculture systems. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75 (3): 436-440. DOI: 10.1080/15222055.2013 799623 2. Asiedu, B., F. K. E. Nunoo, P. K. Ofori-Danson, D. B. Sarpong and U. R. Sumaila (2013). Poverty measurements in small-scale fisheries of Ghana: A step towards poverty eradication. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 5(3): 75-90. 3. Asiedu, Berchie and F. K. E. Nunoo (2013). Alternative Livelihoods: A Tool for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Ghana. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2(2): 21-28 4. Kombat, E. O., F. K. E. Nunoo, J. A. Ampofo, Phyllis G. A. Addo (2013). Effects of environmental conditions on the microbiological quality of two small marine pelagic fishes landed in Accra and Tema, Ghana. Archives of Applied Science Research 5(2): 180-188. 5. Sossoukpe, E., F. K. E. Nunoo, P. K. Ofori-Danson, E. D. Fiogbe, H. R. Dankwa (2013). Growth and mortality parameters of P. senegalensis and P. typus (Sciaenidae) in nearshore waters of Benin (West Africa) and their implications for management and conservation. Fisheries Research 137: 71-80. 6. Issahaku, A., and F. K. E. Nunoo (2013). Management of public toilets in the Tamale Metropolis of Northern Region. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 3(2): 123-135. 7. Takyi, R., Nunoo, F. K. E., Ziddah P. and Oddoye J. (2012). Occurrence of bacterial infection in two commonly cultured fish species on two fish farms in southern Ghana. World Journal of Biological Research 5(2): 81-92 8. Nunoo, F. K. E, E. K. Asamoah and Y. B. Osei-Asare (2012). Economics of Aquaculture Production: A Case Study of Pond and Pen Culture in Southern Ghana. Aquaculture Research. P 1-14. DOI: 10.111/are.12003 9. Asamoah, E. K., F. K. E. Nunoo, Y. B. Osei-Asare, S. Addo and U. R. Sumaila (2012). A Production Function Analysis of Pond Aquaculture in Southern Ghana. Aquaculture Economics and Management 16(3): 183-201. DOI: 10.1080/13657305.2012.704616 10. Nsoh, D. A., P. K. Ofori-Danson, & F. K. E. Nunoo (2012). Selectivity and Fish Catches of Gillnets in Stratum VII (Yeji Sector) of Lake Volta for Sustainable Management. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 4(3): 41-54. 11. Gebbels, S., J. Hunter, Nunoo, F. K. E., E. Tagoe, & S. M. Evans (2012). Schoolchildren?s use of poetry and paintings in conveying environmental messages. Journal of Biological Education 46(2): 93-102 DOI:10.1080/00219266.2011.583667. 12. Dagadu, P. K. and F. K. E. Nunoo (2011). Towards Municipal Solid Waste Source Separation at the Household Level in Accra, Ghana. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management 7: 411-422. 13. Nunoo, F. K. E., S. M. Evans, S. Gebbels, & L. A. Murphy (2009). Act local, think global. Biologist 56(3): 164-169. 14. Stewart M. Evans, Susan Gebbels, Lynne A. Murphy and Francis K. E. Nunoo (2009). Global citizenship: giving young people a say on environmental issues. Teaching and Learning update 26: 9-10. 15. Evans, S. M., S. Gebbels, F. K. E. Nunoo, & L. Murphy (2009). Global citizens: giving young people a voice in the sustainable management of the world?s renewable resources. The Environmentalist 79: 14-15. 16. Tsagbey, S. A., A. M. Mensah and F. K. E. Nunoo (2009). Influence of Tourist Pressure on Beach Litter and Microbial Quality ? Case Study of Two Beach Resorts in Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 15: 13-23. 17. Nunoo, F. K. E., Josephine O. Boateng, Angela M. Ahulu, Kwame A. Agyekum & Ussif Rashid Sumaila (2009). When trash fish is treasure: The case of Ghana in West Africa. Fisheries Research 96:167-172.DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2008.10.010 18. Kwarfo-Apegyah, K., P. K. Ofori-Danson and F. K. E. Nunoo (2008). Exploitation rates and management implications for the fisheries of Bontanga Reservoir in the Northern Region of Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 14: 97-105. 19. Chimatiro, C., M. Haughton, M. Barry, M. Byanyima, A. Mobiha, F. Nunoo & J. A. Francis (2008). Safeguarding the ACP Fisheries Resources. Role of Science, Technology & Innovation. ACP Policy Brief No. 4/2008. CTA, Netherlands. 12 pp. ISSN: 1876-0953 20. Nunoo, F. K. E. (2007). Management of fish biodiversity in Ghana ? threat posed by beach seine fisheries. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology. Special Issue: 157-164. 21. Nunoo, F. K. E., S. Asem-Hiablie and D. O. Patu (2007). Trends in fish species diversity found in nearshore marine waters along the coast of Ghana, West Africa. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 9: 10-19. 22. Nunoo, F. K. E. & Stewart M. Evans (2007). Citizenship in a Ghanaian school: young people?s contributions to sustainable management of the coastal environment of West Africa. School Science Review 88 (324): 107-114. 23. Nunoo, F. K. E., D. B. Eggleston, & C. J. Vanderpuye (2006). Abundance, biomass and species composition of nearshore fish assemblages in Ghana, West Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 28:689-696.
24. Ahulu A. M, F. K. E. Nunoo and Erasmus H. Owusu (2006). Food preferences of the common tern Sterna hirundo, (Linnaeus, 1758) at the Densu floodplains, Accra. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 9:141-148. 25. Boateng, J. O., F. K. E. Nunoo, H. R. Dankwa and M. H. Ocran (2006). Acute Toxic Effects of Deltamethrin on Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758). West African Journal of Applied Ecology 9: 157-162 26. Nunoo, F. K. E. & G. K. Ameka (2005). Occurrence of macro-algae in the by-catch of beach seine fisheries at Sakumono, Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 8: 79-87. 27. Ajah, P.O. and F.K.E. Nunoo, (2003). The effects of four preservation methods on length, weight and condition factor of the clupeid Sardinella aurita Val. 1847. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 19: 391-393. 28. Nunoo, F. K. E. & Ebenezer Quayson (2003). Towards management of litter accumulation ? case study of two beaches in Accra, Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, 5:145-155. 29. Nunoo, F. K. E. (2001). A Simple Model for the Simultaneous Management of Seabird Populations and Discards at Sea. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 2: 83-89. 30. Nunoo F. K. E. (1998). By-catch: A Problem of the Industrial Shrimp Fishery in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, 1:17-23.

Created: 2013-07-19 Last Updated: 2015-05-19 by Francis NUNOO