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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The structure, migration and resettlement of Ewe fishing units
Author:Lawson, Rowena M.ISNI
Periodical:African Studies
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:seasonal migration
Urbanization and Migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00020185808707040
Abstract:The Ewe have played an important part in the development of the fishing industry in Ghana. For the sea fishery large seine nets, operated from the beach are used; the fishermen are organized in companies of up to 60 men formed each season by the net owner, who is often a Ga or Fante. Because only live away from their homes for some 8 months a year. Today this industry is undergoing rapid changes owing to the introduction of mechanized craft. In the river fisheries, where the equipment is much less costly than that required for seafishing, which enables the fishermen to work on their own or in family units, the annual migration of fishermen from the Tonga District of the lower Volta frequently leads to their subsequent resettlement on the rivers of Northern Ghana; so that many of the Tonga villages downstream are gradually becoming depopulated.