Designated for commercial activities and consist of:
- Banking Institutions
- Private cold stores of 80-6000 tonnes capacity
- Fish Market
- Food Market /Restaurants
- Fish processing plant
- A Fish Market Hall for sale of fresh / frozen catch
- Fitting out quay for minor repairs to wooden boats
- An Ice Plant
- Reclaimed Land for miscellanous usage
- Administration building
- Security Fencing
- Bath houses
Tidal Regime is semi-diurnal (i.e. 2 high water & 2 low water daily)
Maximum tide level is 2.0 metres
Current observations indicate no interference in manoeuvring of fishing vessels. (No striking tidal current to influence vessel operation)
Water depth ranges between 3.5 – 7 metres( Chart Datum)
Annual tidal prediction tables booklet available for sale.
There are mainly two types; wooden vessels, also called “Legelege” in local parlance and metal vessels.
Wooden vessels have LOA’s ranging between 30 – 70 meters; and are Semi-Industrial vessels mainly owned and operated by indigenous Ghanaians.Their operations peak during the months of June – September. Main catches during this period are herrings and salmon.
The metal vessels are trawlers, tuna vessels and deep-sea carriers. The trawlers are of two (2) types; single and pair trawlers.
The pair trawlers have LOA’s ranging between 34 – 43 meters; and gross tonnage ranging from 200tons to 1000 tons. These are able to land between 55 to 65 metric tons of fish per fishing trip.
The tuna vessels are of two (2) types. The smaller ones with LOA’s of between 48 – 50 meters and gross tonnage ranging between 400 and 600. These are able to land between 200 – 250 metric tonnes of catch whilst the bigger ones with LOA’s ranging from 50 – to 65 meters and gross tonnage above 600 are able to land up to 650 metric tons per fishing trip.
These have LOA’s ranging from 90 – 105 meters and GTs between 2000, 3000, and 4000. They are mostly chartered vessels which land between 700 – 1,4000 metric tons of imported fish mostly from Mauritania and Namibia.
Fish is landed with multi-purpose mobile cranes. The Port Authority’ is equipped with 5 mobile cranes and the fleet is augmented by private operators.
Dominant Fish Species:
Fish is landed all year round but the major fishing season for the local fishermen is from July - September.
Inshore vessels and canoes normally land sardinella.
Tuna vessels land species which iinclude yellowfin, skipjack, black skipjack and Bigeye.
The industrial trawlers land Denton (red fish), Club Mackerels, and Scad Mackerel etc.
Landed fish is transported to the cold stores by Push trucks,Flat-bodied trucks, Refrigerated trucks and Forklifts.