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Designated authority to be put into place soon

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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 technical meetings are follow-ups to two existing treaties signed by the two countries in 2012, to jointly manage the continental shelf of the Mascarene Plateau, giving them jurisdiction over an area of 396,000 square kilometres.

The designated authority will have as mission to guarantee the sustainable development of the ECS, by ensuring that activities in the area are planned and conducted so as to minimise adverse impacts on the marine environment.

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