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Small island states are on the frontline of the Blue Economy challenge


Former Seychelles President James Alix Michel has called on island states of the Pacific Ocean to follow the Seychelles example and bring the Blue Economy to the centre of Government, work with neighbouring islands, adopt innovative financing mechanisms and marine spatial planning tools. Mr. Michel delivered a keynote address at the 1st High-Level Pacific Blue Economy Conference (PBEC) under the ...

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Blue economy initiative for youths officially launched


A new initiative entitled ‘Prosperity and Environment promoting sustainable development opportunities for youth in the Blue Economy sector’ was officially launched on Saturday at the Seychelles Fishing Authority training room. Under the initiative, 21 young Seychellois will be given the opportunity to apply for a two-week placement in an organisation or company that is part of the Blue Economy. This ...

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Bringing Seychelles’ blue economy products to the international market


The ‘Seychelles Hook and Line fishermen’ label was showcased to the international market during the Brussels Seafood Expo which the Seychelles Fishermen and Boat Owners Association took part in. It is the first time that Seychelles presents its fisheries products at this premier gathering for the global seafood industry. The FBOA team highlighted that this involvement would further create opportunities ...

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Blue economy sector to benefit under UK research project


Development in the blue economy sector will soon get a big boost where research is concerned now that a list of its marine research priority areas is being finalised before preliminary research is carried out under the UK Project Neptune. Project Neptune is a collaboration between three UK scientific groups, namely the National Ocean Centre (NOC), the Centre for Environment, ...

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Seychelles buys back $21 million in debt from Paris Club


Seychelles has successfully concluded the financial part of a debt buyback process and can go ahead with its plans for marine conservation and climate change adaptation works, the finance minister said. Seychelles’ Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Jean-Paul Adam, told a news conference that the financial stage of the buyback of Paris Club debt is now completed. “It is important ...

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