Global Partnership for Oceans

A nonprofit campaign designed to forge alliances between governments, international organizations and private industry to bring awareness to the plight of the worlds’ oceans.


Director & Director of Photography for Ghana Segment: Patrick Greene
Production Company: World Bank & National Geographic

Behind the Scenes

Our most dramatic scene came from a small fishing village on the coast of Ghana.  As the sun set, hundreds of fisherman pushed traditional wooden canoes into the rolling swell.  They worked in unison to push then paddle out to the fishing grounds.  It is very dangerous work.  Over the course of the season, many boats capsize and fishermen drown just a few hundred yards from the shore.