For centuries women have been in control of the processing and marketing of fish landed by fishermen along the coast of Ghana. Although wonem's social and economic positions vary among the ethnic groups involved in fishing, women are the backbone of Ghana's fishing economy.

In this essay Dr. Overaa tells the story of how by-catch from trawlers arrived as a new opportunity arising from foreign investments in Ghana's fisheries, and the way in which the local fish trader elite of Moree managed, in an entrepreneurial manner, to gain access to this new resource. 

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