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.
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.
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.
TODAY NEWSPAPER; 6th October 2016; N. Tirant:
Two years after the announcement that it would be made a protected nature reserve under the Nature Parks and Conservancy Act, the island group of D’Arros, situated 250km from Mahé in Seychelles’ outer islands, is back in the environmental limelight. And this time, the public wants to be heard on the second attempt to turn the group into a “special reserve” that could affect livelihoods.
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. At least one topic has produced similar pronouncements from several candidates in both countries. Economic inequality or the personal earning gap has spawned a blame game, but no realistic economic solution. I believe this is because economic inequality is not only a fact in both countries but is also a complex phenomenon which is not very well understood.