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FAD clean-up expedition bears fruit
The Saya de Malha vessel made its return to Port Victoria yesterday after a 10-day expedition of the first FAD clean-up exercise in Seychelles which has been described a success.
Full enforcement of fishery management plan kicks in on October 1
(Seychelles Nation 23.9.2022) Effective October 1, 2022 any person who contravenes the Fisheries (Mahé Plateau Trap and Line Fishery) Regulations, 2021, under the Fisheries ACT (Act 20 of 2014) will be committing an offence and if found guilty, will be fined up to R20,000.
Praslin fishers see benefit of managing fish stock
(Seychelles Nation 30.3.22) : A voluntary project by the fishing community on Praslin aimed at protecting fish stocks has produced positive results, to the satisfaction of all involved. The Praslin Fishers Association in collaboration with the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), environmental NGO ‘ANBA LAO’ yesterday presented their findings on the voluntary fisheries zone closure on Praslin.
Seychelles-flagged purse seiner vessels to operate under new legal framework
(Seychelles Nation 10.12.21) The operations of Seychelles-flagged purse seiner vessels will as from January 1, 2022 be regulated under a new legal framework, in addition to the regulations enforced by the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA).
Artisanal fishing to gain from six district projects
(Seychelles Nation 13.8.21) The Seychelles Fishing Authority is this year undertaking a total of six artisanal fishing related community projects, the largest number of projects ever tackled by the authority in one calendar year.
Fishermen caught using illegal net to catch 98 juvenile sharks
(Seychelles Nation 1.7.2021) The Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) has reported that it has seized a total of 20kg of 98 different species of juvenile sharks caught illegally through fishing nets by three local fishermen. Speaking to the media at SFA’s Providence Fishing Port, Roddy Allisop, SFA’s assistant manager for monitoring, said that the three Seychellois fishermen were caught red-handed by the SFA inspecting team who was on a routine patrol on the morning of June 17, 2021.
Two Sri Lankan flagged vessels intercepted on suspicion of illegal fishing
(Seychelles Nation 26 June 2021) Two foreign fishing vessels have been intercepted on suspicion of fishing illegally in Seychelles’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This was in a coordinated operation carried out by the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG), Seychelles Air Force (SAF), Special Forces Unit (SFU) and the National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre (NISCC).
SNA: Maritime security expected to increase in Seychelles’ waters through agreement with US
(Seychelles News Agency) - The National Assembly has approved the ratification of a bilateral agreement with the United States which supporters say will help increase surveillance capabilities in Seychelles' waters.
Eight Chinese fishing vessels grounded in Port Victoria
(Seychelles Nation 20.5.21): Eight Chinese fishing vessels have been grounded at Port Victoria after they illegally anchored themselves in our territorial waters on Friday last week. Last Friday authorities found out there were several ships who weren’t identifiable anchored near Providence island.
SCG intercepts two dhows suspected of being involved in illegal fishing
(Seychelles Nation 8.5.21) The Seychelles Coastguard (SCG) has intercepted two dhows suspected to have been fishing illegally in Seychelles’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The two fishing dhows were spotted in Seychelles’ EEZ on Tuesday this week during a routine patrol by the Seychelles Air Force aircraft.