Seychelles embraces transparency in fisheries, but gaps in data and action remain

Date: February 11, 2022

Source: Mongabay

  • Launched in 2015, an enterprise known as the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) is working to make fisheries more transparent and sustainable.
  • The Seychelles joined FiTI in 2017 and recently released its second report to the initiative, which details its government’s efforts to increase public access to information about the management and direction of its fisheries.
  • The information released in this report has substantially increased fisheries transparency in the Seychelles, and elucidated the national and foreign fishing interests that are straining local stocks, including yellowfin tuna.
  • However, experts say there are still many information gaps and issues that need to be overcome in fisheries management in the Seychelles.
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