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MCAF Fellow Issah

Issah Seidu

2022 Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) Fellow
Founder and Team Leader, AquaLife Conservancy


Issah has ten years of experience in biodiversity research and conservation, coupled with providing training for local community members and university students in Ghana. He has researched and promoted the conservation of diverse marine and freshwater taxa in Ghana, which include amphibians, dragonflies, sharks, and rays.

He recently completed his Ph.D. in Wildlife Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where his thesis focused on characterizing sharks and ray fisheries in Ghana. His work creates awareness on the conservation needs of shark-like rays, while also educating fishers on best fishing practices and safe-release protocols of these species.

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Awards and Fellowships

June 2020–2022 Zoological Society of London EDGE Fellowship Award: Status and Conservation of threatened Common and Blackchin Guitarfishes in Ghana


  • Founder and Team Leader, AquaLife Conservancy
  • Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

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Marine Conservation Action Fund

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