Seychelles expands protection around two islands to counter improper fishing

In an effort to address illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing as well as other illegal maritime activities, two newly designated areas around Seychelles’ Aldabra group and Amirantes to Fortune Bank are being expanded.

The Cabinet of Ministers last week endorsed the expansion of these areas around the two groups of islands. The two areas proposed are an expansion of areas endorsed by Cabinet in 2017 and gazetted in February 2018.

In total, these areas are 26 percent of the island nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone or approximately 350,000 square kilometres….
Source: Seychelles News Agency