“BERCHIE ASIEDU: M.Sc., PGDE, PhD.
A fisheries and aquaculture scientist with over 10 years experience with a deep interest in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture development, fisheries economics, fisheries and ocean governance, livelihood, food security, value chain analysis, post-harvest operations and climate change.
As a member of the National Committee on Aquaculture by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Ghana, has been involved in many policy decisions and policy guidelines concerned with aquaculture issues to the government of Ghana, farmers, and non-governmental organizations.
As Head, Department of Fisheries and Water Resources, he is responsible for the general administration of the Department in respect of human, financial and material resources of the Department within the general framework of the University policy. He liaises with professional institutions, associations and similar bodies on matters affecting the Department.
He has had fisheries and aquaculture experience from a number of countries including Australia, Belgium. Canada, Italy, Mauritius, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
He is a regional fisheries expert having collaborated with a number of institutions such as the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (Liberia), Department of Fisheries (The Gambia), Institut Mauritanien de Recherches Oc‚anographiques et des Pˆches (Mauritania), University‚ d’Abomey-Calavi (Benin), Centre de recherches oc‚anographiques de DakarThiaroye/Institut Senegalais De Recherches Agricoles (Senegal), Centre National Des Sciences Halieutiques De Boussoura (Guinea), etc.
He has undertaken a number of consultancy services for organizations such as UNIDO, USAID/SFMP, OXFAM, UBC, Bui Power Authority.
He is an Observer of the Scientific and Technical Working Group (STWG) of the ongoing USAID/Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project, Fisheries Commission, Accra. He has been External Examiner for the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is also a Member, Advisory Board of the Journal of the Fisheries and Coastal Management, Ghana. He is an Executive Member of Fisheries and Aquaculture Society of Ghana, and a Member of Aquaculture without Frontiers. Has to his credit over 30 publications.
He has won awards from the Department for International Development (UK), Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs (Australia), The World Academy of Sciences (Italy), Canadian Commonwealth Exchange Program-Africa (Canada), etc.”
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