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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:47 pm

SFA highlights successes and challenges

04-January-2018

2017 marked 33 years of existence of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) as the executive arm of the government dealing with all fisheries related matters. The authority is guided by government policy to promote sustainable and responsible fisheries development and optimize the benefits for present and future generations.
For 2017, the authority’s life cycle has been has been marked by a number of key events that has significantly impacted on the strategic direction of SFA and provided new foundations for future development. These events include:
1. Appointment of a new Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in May 2017.
2. Appointment of a new minister responsible for Fisheries and Agriculture
3. Recognition by government of the need to give new momentum to the Fishing industry
4. Implementation of a “quota” system for yellow fin tuna fishing activity by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
2017 was a year where after many years of facing serious challenges within the fishing industry, the authority, with the full support of government, initiated the development of a road map including a Strategic Plan for institutional recovery and development.
Despite limited financial and human resource capacities, SFA has been able to showcase a significant number of achievements for the development of the fisheries sector and some of these are highlighted below.

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Post  Sirop14 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:53 pm

Jarred tuna and fish balls: New fish products for sale in Seychelles

04-January-2018
A new range of fish-based products made by a recently opened company is available in hotels and shops in Seychelles.
The new products from Oceanaire Seafoods include jarred tuna, sausages, fish balls, fish burgers and smoked fish. The products will be available in a wider selection of shops in February.
“Already available on the market is smoked marlin which we traditionally use. Marlin is a vulnerable species so we have to be more sustainable and use other species such as dorado, tuna and mackerel. The trimmings and offcuts are used for other products such as sausages, burgers and fish balls,” said Rondolph Payet, the executive director of Oceanaire Seafoods.
The company, which is based at the Providence Industrial Estate, is diversifying the traditional fish species used to make specific products.
Opened in September, Oceanaire Seafoods is a partnership between Seychellois entrepreneur Rondolph Payet and Amirante Fisheries, a company which opened in 2014 specialising in exports and trading of bycatch species and small tunas. The focus of the Oceanaire Seafoods is to use by-catch and tuna, including others fished by both the industrial and domestic sector and transform into value-added products.
The company is now producing about 800kg per day and a maximum of 3 tonnes per week to supply the local shops and hotels.
Mr Payet said that their products are also 100 percent pure fish with no added fat, no colouring or additives which makes them healthier compared to imported products.
The company is manufacturing in the most sustainable way possible which is the reason for jarred tuna, as the container is reusable.
In the future, the company will switch to solar panels as a means of cutting high electricity costs.
With the focus on the development of the Blue economy in Seychelles, local companies are going into seafood products using mostly fish.
Mr Payet said that the market is a difficult one to penetrate and the main factors are the lack of education on the value-added sector and the lack of people with the technical know-how.
“The government needs to put the technical persons in this sub-sector if it is going to be successful and more beyond just manufacturing steaks and fillets.
They have a unit for the development of value-added products but the uptake is slow,” said Mr Payet.
Oceanaire Seafoods plans to offer its products to other islands in Seychelles in the near future.

Source: Seychelles News Agency
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Post  Sirop14 on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:04 am

Today in Seychelles
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Thursday 15 March 2018
Ports Authority
Turmoil in the Ports
TODAY in Seychelles received a tip-off yesterday morning that the deputy chief executive at the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) has allegedly filed a case against the chief executive of the institution Colonel André Ciseau.
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Col. Ciseau`s leadership at SPA has been the topic of conversation for over two years now – with an intensive and sometimes vitriolic campaign carried out against him on social media.
It is interesting to note that a special page had been opened by a group claiming to be Port employees aimed at pointing a spotlight on what they called ‘corrupt practices going on in the port”.
Col. Ciseau gained further notoriety when he appeared on Bonzour Sesel recently, where he was asked pertinent questions of how he ran the authority.
Yesterday morning, after the tip-off, TODAY managed to catch the SPA deputy chief executive, Herbert Houareau heading to the National Assembly to submit what sources have said was a case to the Anti-Victimisation Committee in the Assembly.
Mr. Houareau declined to comment to TODAY about the purpose of his visit to the National Assembly – although reliable sources have told us that there has been increasing tension between the two heads as of recent months.
Still according to the same sources, the SPA head is allegedly facing legal action from a group of five employees who were dismissed from SPA late last year for what they alleged was ‘wrongful dismissal’.
Ironically, on the same day Mr Houareau was seen at the National Assembly, Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) representative, Hon. Jean François Ferrari mentioned that procedures had been taken to oust Col Ciseau last week, but that for reasons that were unclear to him the SPA CEO was still at the ports.
Hon. Ferrari’s comments confirm rumours that propelled Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s newsroom to ask Col. Ciseau for a statement to confirm or deny rumours that he had been recalled to the military.
The Col. had denied any such allegations.
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