Nature Seychelles Chief Executive Dr Nirmal Shah has said that the practice of feeding fish in Seychelles should be discouraged because studies have shown that fish feeding - especially in marine protected areas or small areas lie reefs where fish are sedentary - have dramatic negative impacts. Dr. Shah says while the problem is dwarfed by other bigger issues such as over-fishing, it is nonetheless important that everyone takes action, no matter how small, to protect Seychelles marine resources.
Members of the National Working Group (NWG) for Nature Seychelles' Locally Empowered Area Protection (LEAP) project held their first meeting on 5 December 2019 at the Savoy, Beau Vallon, Mahe. The LEAP project aims to establish the first-ever Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) in Seychelles (See previous story).
Dr. Nirmal Shah, the CEO of Nature Seychelles has stated that the EU purse seine fleet, specifically the Spanish fishing companies, of overfishing yellowfin tuna, a species that is under a quota regime established by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).
(BirdLife International) While it is impossible for us to protect every last bit of nature in existence, we can at least throw our energy and collective influence behind saving those that will have the greatest impact to the persistence of biodiversity on the planet. Here are just a few examples…
People are often surprised and equally delighted by the organic produce that comes from our Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman. This small garden on reclaimed land yields a bountiful harvest of vegetables such as egg-plant, cucumber, okra, tomatoes, chillies, lettuce, pumpkin, various herbs and spices, food crops such as banana, sweet potatoes and cassava, and a variety of tree seedlings of many locally used fruit and medicinal plants such as bitter leaf, aloe vera and neem.