Displaying items by tag: Seychelles
Seychelles sponsors resolution to bring sea cucumber export under international scrutiny
Three species of commercially exploited sea cucumbers are being proposed to be only traded internationally under special permit. The proposal, co-sponsored by Seychelles the European Union, Kenya, Senegal, and the U.S., will be considered at the 18th Conference of Parties (CoP18) of CITES in Geneva from Aug. 17 to 28. It intends to add Holothuria fuscogilva, H. nobilis and the endangered H. whitmaei to Appendix II of CITES.
(Seychelles News Agency) As coral becomes increasingly threatened, Seychelles helps six countries practice coral restoration
(Seychelles News Agency) - Community leaders and reef practitioners from six western Indian Ocean countries affected by climate change are now better equipped to carry out coral reef restoration following an intensive training session.
Seychelles testing drones to monitor waters for illegal fishing, potentially lowering costs
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles Air Force pilots have received initial training to operate drones that will be used to monitor illegal fishing activities in the waters of the island nation.
Seychelles' marine projects receive funding
Seven projects in Seychelles that support marine protected areas and sustainable fisheries will get financial assistance under the second Blue Grants Fund launched in 2018. The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) said a total of $363,000 (SCR 5 million) will be disbursed for projects that are in line with the fund’s strategic objectives.
Special Audit reveals issues with Seychelles' coastal management
An in depth audit into the effectiveness of national polices and plans to ensure healthy coastlines in Seychelles was released by the auditor general on Thursday 21st March 2019. According to a newspaper report by Today in Seychelles (23 march 2019) the new audit has revealed numerous problems with the management of Seychelles extensive coastlines and seas. This is threatening the valuable ecosystems sustained by these environments and ultimately the long term economic sustainability of the country.
Seychelles' top court levies $14,000 for Sri Lankan illegal fishing
(Seychelles News Ageny) The Seychelles’ Supreme Court on Friday sentenced the captain of a Sri Lankan fishing vessel $14,600 (SCR200,000) for illegal fishing in the Seychelles’ waters. The Sri Lankan national, Kaluharath Keerthirathan, pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing without a foreign licence on November 5, 2018. The captain has a month to pay the fine while the vessel ‘Subapathum’ has to forfeit all fishing gear and any fish on board to the state.
(Sky News Report) Deep Ocean Live: Climate change is killing the ocean's coral reefs
Rising sea temperatures are having a devastating impact on the coral reefs surrounding the holiday islands of the Seychelles. 'Coral gardeners' are trying to save the reef – but they warn it won't be enough until the world stops the oceans warming. Sky News was taken to the reefs off Cousin Island - here's what they saw: http://po.st/ouhY0b
SNA: 4 Seychellois detained, charged for fishing in Mozambique's waters
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles' Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that it is providing consular assistance to four Seychellois men being detained at a prison in Mozambique on charges of illegally fishing in Mozambican waters.
Seychelles’ plans to advance Blue Economy highlighted at African Union
(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles’ experiences, challenges, achievements and upcoming plans for advancing the Blue Economy were highlighted by the island nation’s Vice President Vincent Meriton at the 32nd summit of the African Union.
Nekton mission to explore Seychelles’ waters to study Indian Ocean’s ecosystem
(Seychelles News Agency) - The deep ocean around the Seychelles islands will be explored as part of a bigger expedition to study and better understand the Indian Ocean’s ecosystem. The mission led by Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute is expected to take place in March