E-ISSN 2676-2862 | ISSN 2676-2854

About JFCoM

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.


JFCoM specifically addresses scientific research on fisheries and coastal environmental sector of Africa. The Journal publishes papers on applied or scientific research relevant to fisheries science, aquaculture (freshwater, brackish water and marine aquaculture) and physical/social aspects of the coastal environment. Papers from non-traditional transdisciplinary scientific areas such as sustainability science, climate change, social-ecological systems, ethnographical studies, conservation and restoration research related to fisheries and the coastal environment are also welcome.

To meet the information needs of the broader stakeholder groups, the journal also publishes reviews and short communications on current developments in the sector.