The Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management (JFCoM) is an initiative of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (DFAS) and the Centre for Coastal Management, both at the School of Biological Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast. It is initially supported by USAID through its fisheries and coastal management capacity building support project at DFAS.
JFCoM is a regional multidisciplinary platform that provides critical information to academics, practitioners and policy makers in sub-Saharan Africa on issues relating to fisheries and coastal environment. The journal fills the void in the current literature on African fisheries science, coastal management strategies and policy issues. It is a peer reviewed open access journal with four (4) print issues per year. However, all accepted manuscripts would immediately be available online prior to publication in the next print issue.
To meet the information needs of the broader stakeholder groups, the journal also publishes reviews and short communications on current developments in the sector.