Recent emotive statements by politicians vying for the post of President in both the United States and Seychelles made me realize that no matter how different the Presidential races may be between these two countries, there are indeed some important similarities.
Seychelles Nation, Tuesday, 9th February 2016: A designated authority is to be put into place soon as the technical committee of the Seychelles-Mauritius joint commission on the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) meets for the 12th time since 2002.
The Blue Economy is being heralded as an innovative agenda for setting the pace towards a new Seychelles. As a new development concept, the Blue Economy needs to be unpacked. We need to know what’s under its hood, how it works and how to fuel it.
Seychelles is one of the first countries to support the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a process aimed at enhancing responsible and sustainable fisheries through transparency.
(The Diplomat; 22 March 2016) The Indian Navy has dispatched one of its most advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft, the P-8I Neptune, to Seychelles for aerial surveillance of the island nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), an Indian Ministry of Defense press statement reveals.
20 April 2016, Undercurrent News: France-based Petit Navire, a part of Thai Union Group, will reduce its use of yellowfin tuna from the Indian Ocean, reports le Telegramme. The company announced its new measures and said they stemmed from the risk stocks face in the Indian Ocean.
Having worked with two types of sea turtles, during multiple turtle nesting seasons in 2 different countries I am still sometimes surprised by how different and exciting each day can be when you are around these animals. One of the best things about the Hawksbill turtles that nest in Seychelles is the fact that they come up during the day; a very rare phenomenon among turtles.
Although Nature Seychelles' underwater coral nursery in the Marine Park by Felicité Island is located close to the shore, bad weather and rough sea conditions can make a shore dive impossible. During rainy days, our Reef Rescuers depend on the boat to complete tasks related to the nursery cleaning, monitoring of the donor site and survey of potential transplantation site.
This is my third time on Cousin Island during turtle season. You would think that after spending so much time watching turtles nesting I will have seen most of what there is to see but no, every time I come, there is always something new, something I haven’t witnessed before.