In a report by JoyNews sighted by The Independent Ghana, girls from poor backgrounds who try to support their families financially reach out to fishermen who make significant catch for some fish. There, some men are said to propose sex for fish and due to the current status of their families, the girls accept the terms and conditions.
According to indigenes, this practice is termed as “fish for sex”.
As such, teenage pregnancy and single-parenting are prevalent in the Jomoro District
Deputy Manager of the Jomoro Fisheries Commission, Irene Obeng, confirmed the practice in the district.
“The girls are young so the fishermen take advantage 9f the situation and have sex with them. Fish for sex happens here a lot,” she said.
Semenyo Maxwell, a fisherman with over a decade experience told JoyNews “everybody will be struggling for the fish so if you can assist the one who is there and you add something, he will also give. The batter system. Give me fish, I give you sex.”