Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure, who was representing the country at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, has said future negotiations on the green economy should include the issue of blue economy. “As islanders, we would like the blue economy to be an integral part of future negotiations on the green economy,” the Vice President told the Conference. “The oceans, seas, and their resources, not to mention the islands and coastal areas, are important for global food security and for achieving sustainable economic prosperity,” he said.
Last year (2008) I was surprised to see the entire Western Indian Ocean tuna purse seining fleet anchored around Victoria harbor. I learnt later that they had come to shelter from the Somali pirates.