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TODAY in Seychelles Newspaper; 30 May 2017 by S. Marivel: After months of debate and negotiation, Seychelles will now be able to use 2015 as the reference year for the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s (IOTC) mandatory 15% quota on yellowfin tuna. Local authorities have also succeeded in convincing European countries fishing in the Indian Ocean to reduce their use of Floating Aggregation Devices (FADs) and supply vessels.

(Seychelles News Agency) - With limited land resources, Seychelles is dependent on the ocean and for many years the fishery sector has been the 115-island archipelago’s second-largest part of the economy, after tourism. As one of the key players in the sector, the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) plays an immense role in promoting sustainable and responsible fishing.

James Michel Foundation, Press Release, 16 May 2016: Seychelles Former President James Michel met with Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, the Chief Executive of Nature Seychelles, the largest and oldest nature conservation NGO operating in the Seychelles, at Espace building today.

Greenpeace has sent its ship Esperanza to the Indian Ocean where it is currently dismantling all Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that it encoun

TODAY Newspaper, 29 April 2017, R. Meetarbhan: While conservationists are stepping up efforts to ban supply vessels and get rid of Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), a Spanish organisation representing owners of purse seiners say, in a letter sent to TODAY, that supply vessels are mere "scapegoats" in the ongoing controversy on overfishing.

“If we want the Blue Economy game to change then India is a game changer”. Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, Chief Executive of Nature Seychelles said this in an article published in August 2015 at the end of former President James Michel’s State Visit to India.

It can be difficult to tear oneself away from infants for an extended period of time, but the much needed R&R from their constant daily demands can make the homecoming gratifying. Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers team Louise Malaisé and Austin Laing-Herbert had to temporarily leave their underwater coral family to spend time with their real families over the festive season. Louise, the Technical & Scientific Officer tells us about the worries they had on leaving, how keen they were to get back to their coral nurseries and what they found on their return.

AFP, 25th Jan 2017: Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers said Wednesday.

Seychelles News Agency; 18th January 2017; by Madiha Philo and Betymie Bonnelame - Another lobster harvesting season in Seychelles has been opened until February after a survey showed an increase in the number of the crustaceans in the island nation's waters, an officer from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) said.

TODAY in Seychelles, 14th January 2017, by N. Tirant:  Seychelles fishermen want to take part in and have a say in discussions that they claim could affect the country’s fisheries and fish stocks and have a long term effect on their livelihoods.

A Report from Nature Seychelles’ International Volunteer Program

I arrived on Praslin and was met by two volunteers who showed me to the dorms at Nature Seychelles’ Island Conservation Centre and who helped me settle in. I then met Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers team the next day - Louise and Austin.

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