Tuesday, 09 February 2021 09:16

Tuna, FADs, and Red Herrings

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A Fish Aggregating Device or FAD was found recently on the reef of the Cousin Island Special Reserve, which is a highly protected, no-take reserve. This was found when the staff were retrieving temperature loggers in the marine protected area. This is not the first time that FADS from the tuna purse seining fleet have been found on Cousin.

Wednesday, 09 December 2020 04:25

Keep calm, we are saving corals!

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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.

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