Groynes at the Keta Sea Defense Project on Ghana’s coast. Kwasi Addo Appeaning
The coastline is home to activities that contribute significantly to the national economy. These include oil and gas production, port operations, thermal electricity generation, coastal agriculture, hydroelectricity generation and fishing.
Some of these activities have led to the erosion of Ghana’s coast. Coastal erosion threatens heritage sites dotted along the coast, natural landing sites of the local fishermen and nesting sites of endangered marine turtles, and hinders developing the full potential of the coastal tourism industry.