The goal of my research is to inform ecosystem-based management of fisheries in my home country of Ghana. Specifically, the focus of my PhD work is on modeling fish and fisheries effects of spatial and seasonal closures for the nearshore sardine fishery in Ghana. I am collecting fish landings data from across the coast in 8 different locations with help from collaborators at University of Cape Coast. I am also very excited and interested in attending scientific conferences and improving my communication of research.
Before coming to URI, I attended the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and graduated in 2013 with a MS in Aquaculture and a BS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in 2009. For my MS thesis, I examined aspects of the biology and ecology of black-chinned tilapia in the Dominli lagoon of Ghana. I am originally from Jaway in the Jomoro District of Ghana and when I am not in the field or classroom, I enjoy reading and playing soccer.