Godfred Ameyaw ASIEDU

Godfred Ameyaw Asiedu


Godfred Ameyaw Asieduobtained his PhD from the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) of the University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2017. He is a trained Biological Scientist (Aquatic/Fisheries Biology) with several years of professional experience in this field. Godfred has worked in various capacities as a Coastal Fisheries Advisor and Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with WorldFish and the Coastal Resources Center respectively in Ghana on the Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Project implemented by the Coastal Resources Center of the University of Rhode Island, USA and funded by USAID, Fisheries Research Officer with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ghana, Environmental Officer with the African Environmental Research Company – Ghana and Project Officer with Ghana Wildlife Society in Ghana. Godfred currently acts as Project Coordinator for the Fishing for Security in the Gulf of Guinea Project implemented by ANCORS in Ghana and funded by AusAID.

Godfred has participated in several international training programs in Fisheries and Integrated Coastal Management including the following: the training courses “Sustainable Fisheries Management, Law of the Sea and Maritime Regulation and Enforcement”, University of Wollongong, Australia, the training course “Leadership for Fisheries Management”, Coastal Resources Center and the Fisheries Center, University of Rhode Island, USA, the training seminar “Integrated Coastal Management”, Fujian Institute of Oceanography, China, the training course “Fisheries Data Collection and Analysis”, Wageningen University and Research Center, the Netherlands, Joint Ghana – USA “Fisheries Observer Training Workshop”, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, USA and the Ministry of Fisheries, Ghana as well as the survey of Fish Resources of the Western Gulf of Guinea onboard the Research Vessel ‘Dr. Fridtjof Nansen”.

PhD Thesis Title: Emerging Conflicts and Complexities of Marine and Coastal Fisheries Governance in a New Oil Producing Country, Ghana: Management, Institutional Arrangements and Policy Making

Professor Martin Tsamenyi, Director Emeritus and Professor at ANCORS
Professor Warwick Gullett, Professor at UoW Law / ANCORS

Research interests:

Integration of fisheries into coastal zone management; interactions between aquatic organisms and their environment; complexities of marine and coastal fisheries governance; fishing fleet dynamics; fisheries socio-economics; conflicts in marine and coastal resource use; environmental impact assessments  


Asare C., Laryea J., Ameyaw G. and Mutimukuru-Maravanyika T. (2013). Community leadership training workshop report: Strengthening Community Leadership Capacity for Effective and Sustainable Resource Management. Coastal Resources Center of University of Rhode Island and WorldFish. 38pp. 

Mutimukuru-Maravanyika T., Asare C, Laryea J., Ameyaw G., Boachie-Yiadom T. and Mills. D. (2013). Training Workshop Proceedings: Adaptive Co-management of Fisheries. January 21-25, Boyboison Logde, Fijai, Ghana. 58 pp. 

Mutimukuru-Maravanyika, T., Asare, C., Ameyaw, G., Mills, D., and Agbogah K. (2013). Ghana Coastal Fisheries Governance Dialogue: Developing Options for a Legal Framework for Fisheries Co-management in Ghana. USAID, Coastal Resources Center of University of Rhode Island and WorldFish Center, 59 pp. 

Ameyaw G., Asare C., Mutimukuru-Maravanyika T., Laryea J., Sabah A., and Mills, D. J. (2012). Training workshop proceedings: Fisheries Law and Regulations in Ghana. 17-18 December, 2012, Volta River Authority (VRA) Conference Hall, Shama. USAID-URI Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Initiative. Narragansett, RI: Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. 30 pp. 

Mills, D.J., Mutimukuru-Maravanyika, T., Ameyaw, G., and Asare, C. (2012). Ghana Coastal Fisheries Governance Dialogue: Presentations, discussions and outcomes from a stakeholder forum on issues for reforming governance of Ghana’s coastal fisheries. WorldFish Center, USAID Hɛn Mpoano Initiative, Ghana. 57pp. 

Last reviewed: 6 July, 2018