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(Seychelles Nation 13.8.21) The Seychelles Fishing Authority is this year undertaking a total of six artisanal fishing related community projects, the largest number of projects ever tackled by the authority in one calendar year.

(Seychelles Nation 09 August 2021)  Seychelles will be reopening its shores to cruise ships in November 2021. Launching the 2021-2022 cruise season on November 14, 2021, will be the MS Island Sky, the first cruise vessel to sail to Seychelles since the closure of the destination to cruise ships in March 2020. As per the decision taken by the country’s authorities in March 2021 relating to the size of the vessels and limiting their carrying passenger capacity, Seychelles will only be welcoming smaller vessels with a maximum of 300 passengers.

(Seychelles Nation 07 August 2021) A fine of R2.5 million imposed earlier this week on Mahalingam Kanapathi, a 32-year-old skipper and master on boarda foreign vessel found fishing illegally in Seychelles waters, sends out a clear and strong message that such acts will not be tolerated nor will they be taken lightly by the local authorities.

(Seychelles Nation 3.8.21) The Seychelles Petroleum Company yesterday officially opened its first marine fuelling station situated at the Bel Ombre jetty on Mahe.

(Seychelles Nation 1.7.2021) The Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) has reported that it has seized a total of 20kg of 98 different species of juvenile sharks caught illegally through fishing nets by three local fishermen. Speaking to the media at SFA’s Providence Fishing Port, Roddy Allisop, SFA’s assistant manager for monitoring, said that the three Seychellois fishermen were caught red-handed by the SFA inspecting team who was on a routine patrol on the morning of June 17, 2021.

(Seychelles Nation 26 June 2021) Two foreign fishing vessels have been intercepted on suspicion of fishing illegally in Seychelles’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This was in a coordinated operation carried out by the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG), Seychelles Air Force (SAF), Special Forces Unit (SFU) and the National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre (NISCC).

(Seychelles News Agency) - The National Assembly has approved the ratification of a bilateral agreement with the United States which supporters say will help increase surveillance capabilities in Seychelles' waters.

(Seychelles Nation 20.5.21): Eight Chinese fishing vessels have been grounded at Port Victoria after they illegally anchored themselves in our territorial waters on Friday last week. Last Friday authorities found out there were several ships who weren’t identifiable anchored near Providence island.

President Ramkalawan has instructed the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change, Flavien Joubert, to order an immediate stop on all works where marshes are being reclaimed and requested those who have blocked marshes to restore them in order to prevent further flooding.

(Seychelles Nation 8.5.21) The Seychelles Coastguard (SCG) has intercepted two dhows suspected to have been fishing illegally in Seychelles’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The two fishing dhows were spotted in Seychelles’ EEZ on Tuesday this week during a routine patrol by the Seychelles Air Force aircraft.

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