Mrs Gifty Anane-Taabeah
Department Fisheries and Watershed Management
Phone:+233 243 864931 +233 243 864931
Department: Fisheries and Watershed Management
Office: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 117
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management
Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources
KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
Miss Anane-Taabeah is a fish scientist very passionate about fish and water resources. She likes to think about herself as currently in the interface between fish and people. In that light, she is interested in research that has potential to conserve fish resources at the same time providing enough fish for human consumption. Her research path, thus, has waded through pure ecological studies, to aquaculture and socioeconomic impacts of aquaculture. Some areas of research she has undertaken include; distribution, abundance and market potential of the African Snakehead Parachanna obscura, as an aquaculture candidate species; assessment of Tilapia value chain in Ghana; developing models in understanding the cage aquaculture innovation-decision process and factors affecting adoption in Ghana; biological indication of water quality of aquaculture effluent - receiving streams in Ghana using fish and macroinvertebrates. Miss Anane-Taabeah holds a Master of Science degree in Fisheries Science from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA), and has recently completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Aquaculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Her undergraduate degree was obtained in Natural Resources Management, Fisheries option, also from KNUST.
Teaching, Research, and Community Service
- FSA 355: Taxonomy, Systematics and Evolution of Fishes
- FSA 257: Ichthyology and Taxonomy of fishes
- FSA 455: Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics
- FSA 363: Aquaculture Economics and Farm Management
- FSA 364: Fish Processing and Marketing
Graduate Courses: None
Current Research Interests
Taxonomy and Systematics of Freshwater Fishes, Fish Conservation, Fish and Stream Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Environmental Assessment, Ecological and Socio-Economic Aspects of Aquaculture, Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries Resources.
Conference Presentations and Workshop
- February 2013: Triennial Meeting of the World Aquaculture Society (Aquaculture 2013). Nashville, TN, USA. Presenter.
- January 2013: Women’s Training Program for Commercial Aquaculture. KNUST, Kumasi, and ARDEC, Akosombo, Ghana. Co-organizer and Trainer.
- July 2012: Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries and Economics & Trade (IIFET 2012) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Presenter.
- July 2012: Workshop on Value Chain Analysis for Aquatic Products. Zanzibar Grand Palace Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Attendee.
- February – March 2012: Aquaculture America 2012, Las Vegas, NV, USA. Presenter.
- March 2012: 28th Annual Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Research symposium. Blacksburg, VA, USA. Presenter.
- July 2010: Experimental Design and Analysis for Aquaculture Professionals. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Co-organizer.
- November 2009: Aquaculture and Environment Workshop. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Anane-Taabeah, G., E. A. Frimpong, S. Amisah, and N. Agbo. 2011. Constraints and opportunities in cage aquaculture in Ghana. Pages 158 – 165 in L. Liping and K. Fitzsimmons, editors. Better Science, Better Fish, Better Life. Proceedings of the ninth International Symposium on Tilapia in aquaculture, Shanghai, China.
- Anane-Taabeah, G. 2010. Field key to the fishes exclusive to Lake Volta-Ghana. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. 27pp.
Peer Reviewed Abstracts
- Anane-Taabeah, G., K. Quagrainie, J. Dennis, and S. Amisah. Assessment of tilapia value chain in Ghana. Triennial Meeting of the World Aquaculture Society (Aquaculture 2013). Nashville, TN, USA. February 21 – 25, 2013.
- Anane-Taabeah, G., and E. A. Frimpong. Cage aquaculture adoption-decision process in Ghana. 28th Annual Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Research symposium. Blackburg, VA, USA, March 28, 2012.
- Anane-Taabeah, G., E. A. Frimpong, S. Amisah, and N. W. Agbo. Cage aquaculture adoption-decision process and factors affecting adoption in Ghana. Aquaculture America 2012 Las Vegas, NV, USA, February 29 – March 2, 2012.
- Anane-Taabeah, G., E. A. Frimpong, S. Amisah, and N. Agbo. Constraints and opportunities in cage aquaculture in Ghana. Ninth Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (9AFAF 2011), Shanghai, China, April 21 – 25, 2011.
- Ansah, Y.B, E. A. Frimpong, S. Amisah, and G. Anane-Taabeah. Fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages in receiving streams in the vicinity of earthen ponds in Ghana. Triennial Meeting of the World Aquaculture Society (Aquaculture 2010). San Diego, CA. March 1 – 5, 2010.
Graduate Student Profile: AquaNews (Bulletin of the USAID AquaFish CRSP) Summer 2010
Appointments/Employment Records & Positions Held(Both Internal and external)
- Assistant Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (2013 to Present)
Honours and Awards
- Graduate research assistantship award, (2010-2012)
- Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) International Women Peace Scholarship (2010/2011Academic year)
Any others Responsibilities
- Book Reviewer – CRC Press
- Aquaculture Research
- Environmental Toxicology
- Journal of Biological Invasion
- AquaFish Innovation Lab (formerly AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program) through Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA and Purdue University, USA.