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.
Seychelles Nation; 2nd February 2018: The Seychelles and the European Union (EU) have signed and formalised the Agreed Records of the EU-Seychelles Joint meeting. The two-day meeting was conducted on January 31st and February 1st wherein representatives from the European Commission and those from the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) met to discuss the agreement which allows access for EU vessels in our waters and EU support to the local fishing sector.
This is my first time to Cousin Island as a helper during the hectic turtle season. Although I had no idea what I was walking into, the hawksbill turtles have most definitely exceeded my expectations. During my first month here I had two turtles come on to the beach at the same time time to lay their eggs. They both made their way up the beach into the vegetation near the path. The bigger of the two started digging immediately and without hesitation started laying quite quickly.
TODAY Newspaper; 24 January 2017 by Christine Marimba: It was during a symposium held at the Natural History Museum during the Sea Turtle Festival that some people suggested that eating the meat of sea turtles was cultural and the ban on killing the creatures should be lifted. Alarming news from Madagascar recently should perhaps give us pause.
Seychelles News Agency; 18 January 2018, by Betymie Bonnelame: New measures have been put in place to ensure that Seychelles-flagged purse seiner vessels don't surpass their allocated limit of 2,555 metric tonnes of yellowfin tuna.