Monitoring seabirds for ocean health

Cousin Island Special Reserve is a special place for Seychelles’ biodiversity. Seabirds have a huge role to play in this important Seychelles’ protected area. Seabirds are also a key part of the marine ecosystem as they are considered marine animals in the food chain of the ocean. Continue reading Monitoring seabirds for ocean health

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Using fishmeal for world domination?

Fishmeal is one of those things that is so important it is ubiquitous. It is at the basis of livestock and aquaculture operation around the world. However, the Seychelles fishmeal industry is in the doldrums. Continue reading Using fishmeal for world domination?

Forget the Blue Economy of SIDS – Let’s talk about the Economies of Fat!

Everyone knows about it but no one wants to discuss it as one of the most important problems of  sustainable development and the transition to a Blue Economy. I’m talking about the F word – FAT Continue reading Forget the Blue Economy of SIDS – Let’s talk about the Economies of Fat!

Living infrastructure protect coastal communities against extreme weather events

Natural infrastructure such as coral reefs, wetlands and beaches, or a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure –a hybrid approach – such as a “living shorelines” can strengthen the resilience of coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and similar climate threats, a new study has revealed. Continue reading Living infrastructure protect coastal communities against extreme weather events

Illegal Fishing – Pillaging of Seychelles seas continues

P. Mawanda, TODAY Newspaper, 5 May 2015: The country’s move to establish the Blue Economy may remain a pipedream if issues such as illegal fishing are not addressed. But are the authorities adequately armed to deal with the situation? Continue reading Illegal Fishing – Pillaging of Seychelles seas continues