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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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

How can Seychelles transform itself into a blue economy state?

The People 10 April 2015: The government is pushing forward on transforming Seychelles into a Blue Economy. To be honest, the concept is still unclear to many outside the Government. We asked civil society leader and environmental & sustainability expert Dr.Nirmal Jivan Shah for his opinion. Continue reading How can Seychelles transform itself into a blue economy state?

Tagging and Monitoring fish to safeguard Seychelles’ resources

“When I was growing up, I remember a lot of fishermen fishing outside Port Victoria, near what we used to call ‘The Far’. The Light House. In those days there were spawning aggregations of groupers every April. Fishermen knew to fish there for a big catch. This spawning site vanished even before the land reclamation because of overfishing.” Dr Shah, Nature Seychelles CEO said in introducing a workshop presentation on conventional and acoustic tagging of herbivorous fish. Continue reading Tagging and Monitoring fish to safeguard Seychelles’ resources