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It's been 10 years since Nature Seychelles made a splash in the local waters with the launch of its ground-breaking and game-changing Reef Rescuers project. Based on Praslin Island and working in the Cousin Island Special Reserve, the project sought to restore coral reefs damaged by climate change-induced coral bleaching. The herculean task was met with some scepticism and naysaying in some quarters. But a decade down the line, we have proved that, yes, we can restore corals. And we can do so at a large scale.

The media has reported the presence of about one hundred dead fish on the Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin suspected to be from a harmful algal bloom (HAB). The dead fish collected from the beach by the authorities were reported to be the species that are caught by artisanal fishers with fish traps.

This is a continuing series of incredible articles by Nishan Degnarain published by Forbes on the Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius. This one is about the legal ramifications and the massive effort of the maritime industry to avoid responsibility and limit its liabilities and the awful and obstructive behaviour of a UN agency - the IMO - which is revealed to be not an honest broker but really a tool of the rich and powerful maritime industry. See the link for this article.

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Blue Economy Knowledge Center

The Center for Environment & Education

P.O.Box 1310, Victoria, Seychelles.

Phone: +(248) 460-1100

Email: blueeconomy@seychelles.net