(Seychelles News Agency) - The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the incorporation of the extended continental shelf of the Northern plateau region under the Seychelles’ jurisdiction. The Seychelles’ territorial waters were extended by over 14,840 square kilometres, a territory about 92 times the size of the main of Mahe, by a UN Body in 2018. The Northern Plateau is located at the northern extremity of the Mahe plateau.
Dr. Shah sounds the alarm on distant water fishing nations attempting, what some have called, a new form of colonisation by claiming that 85 per cent of all future tuna catch in our exclusive economic zone should be theirs based on their history of fishing in our waters. He led the Seychelles delegation, which included private sector representatives, to the 22nd Indian Ocean Tuna Commission session last month, and has been fighting hard ever since. “The government has taken the right, and brave, stand, in my opinion, but I would also like the Seychelles public to understand the dire situation here,” he stresses in this interview.
(Seychelles News Agency: 22 March 2016) - Seychelles is now better able to safeguard its waters with the installation of a coastal surveillance radar system officially inaugurated on Monday, the minister of foreign affairs said. The project has been implemented with the support of the Indian government.