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Commercial Fishing & Seafood Industry Contacts - Seychelles Islands


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Ocean Catch Fisheries
Processors, exporters and wholesale suppliers of Red Snapper - Lutjanus campechanus, Spanner crab - Ranina ranina, Dorado - Coryphaena hippurus, all Grouper species - Epinephelinae, Rainbow runner - Elagatis bipinnulata.
Contact: William Jacob
City: Victoria, Mahe
Tel: +248 9230232773  Fax: -
Skype: -
Email: Email Ocean Catch Fisheries
Oceana Fisheries Co. Ltd
Fishermen, Processors, Exporters, Wholesalers and Retail sales. Oceana Fisheries is the oldest internationally known fishery in the Seychelles being in operation since 1980. Humphead Snapper, Emperor Red Snapper, Moontail Seabass, Banded Grouper, Black-Saddled Coral-Trout, Brown spotted Grouper, Marbled Grouper, Ruby Snapper, Green Jobfish, White blotched Grouper, Red banded Grouper, Tomato Hind, Bluelined Large-Eyed Bream, Spangled Emperor, Mahi-Mahi, Tavelly, Parrot Fish, Two-Spotted Snapper, Rainbow Runner, King Fish, Yellowfin Tuna, Shark, Marlin, Sword Fish, Spanner Crab, Octopus, Smoked Yellowfin Tuna, Smoked Marlin, Smoked King Fish, Smoked Sword fish, Breaded products, fish burgers, fish balls.
Contact: Sales & export department
City: Victoria, Mahe
Tel: +248 422 4712  Fax: -
Skype: -
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]  
RM Seafood
Worldwide exporter and wholesale supplier of fresh and frozen fish from Seychelles Islands: red snapper (lutjanus sebae, coccineus, etc), all species of groupers (epinephelus chlorostigma, malabaricus, etc), jobfish (aprion virescens), all species of emperors, all species of reef fishes, swordfish (xyphias gladius), yellowfin (thunus albacares), dorado (coryphaena hippurus).
Contact: Romain Lavit
City: Victoria
Tel:  +262692601579
Skype: -
Email: Email RM Seafood
Vdl Marine Services Pty Ltd.
Marine Surveyors
Contact: Mr. Vincent Leon
City: Victoria, Mahe
Tel: 511 974  Fax: 241 109
Skype: vdlmarine
Email: Email Vdl Marine Services


Government Contacts & Information Resources for
Commercial Fishing, Seafood, Aquaculture, Marine & Oceans in Seychelles

Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile for Seychelles - aquatic species caught by country or area, by species items, by FAO major fishing areas, and year, for all commercial, industrial, recreational and subsistence purposes. The harvest from mariculture, aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is also included.


The Seychelles Fishing Authority - is a parastatal organization which functions as the executive arm of Government for fisheries and related matters. The Authority was created in August 1984 by the Seychelles Fishing Authority (Establishment) Act, at a time of intense development in the sector. The SFA's operations are guided by a Board of Directors, appointed by the President of the Republic of Seychelles . Our Vision is to develop the fishing industry to its fullest potential and to safeguard the resource base for sustainable development .


Main Fishing Sectors in Seychelles:
Artisanal Fisheries
Small Boat Trap Fishery
Net Fishery
Lobster Fishery
Sea Cucumber Fishery
Semi-Industrial Fisheries

Artisinal Fisheries
The main artisanal (inshore) fisheries that are managed include the small boat trap fishery, net fishery, sea cucumber fishery, lobster fishery, semi-pelagic handline fishery and, demersal handline / dropline fishery. The artisanal sector also includes the crab giraffe fishery and the octopus fishery, which are not presently being managed while efforts have been made to collect fisheries data from the sport fishery through a logbook system. It is important to note that all full-time commercial fishermen require a local fishing vessel licence at the cost of SR 125 to engage in commercial fishing. Apart from licensing, which is a common regulatory measure to all fisheries within the artisanal sub-sector, some fisheries such as the small boat trap fishery, net, lobster and sea cucumber fisheries have other regulatory management measures in place.

Small Boat Trap Fishery
Vessel licensing (SR 125) and a minimum mesh size restriction (40 mm) are the main regulatory measures in the small boat trap fishery. Fisheries data for the fishery is collected through the Catch Assessment Survey and regular patrols of the coastal waters are conducted to monitor compliance with mesh size restrictions. Trap makers are also sensitized, through educational programmes, on the importance of the measure

Net Fishery
The net fishery management is based on a number of technical and administrative measures such as licensing of the activity, gear (mesh size) specification, species specification, fishing time restrictions (for mackerel only), gear marking and restriction on fishing areas. Nets are required to be mounted with lead ropes so as to minimize damage to coral. Entry to the fishery requires a local fishing vessel license (SR125) and a fishing net license (SR100). SFA is in the process of drafting a management plan for the fishery, through stakeholder consultations.

Lobster Fishery
The lobster resources are the basis of a small-scale local fishery, which is mainly managed by seasonal closures. The management of the fishery consists of several regulatory measures including licence fee of SR500, limited entry, minimum size restrictions (75 mm carapace length) and a ban on harvesting berried females. In order to improve and maintain proper management of this resource around the Mahe Plateau, a monitoring programme, which was set up in 1992, is continued during open seasons to collect fisheries, biological and compliance data on the spiny lobster stock

Sea Cucumber Fishery
The management of the sea cucumber fishery has been strongly influenced by external market forces, mainly increased demand from Asian markets. Some management measures (licensing of the activity, limited entry and control on the number of divers) are already in place, so there is a minimum of control on the fishery. A licence fee of SR300 and a local fishing vessel licence are required to engage in the fishery. The number of certified divers per licence is limited to four and a quota of 25 fishing licences has been set, as a precautionary measure to ensure the sustainability of the resource. Catch data for the fishery is collected through catch and effort logbooks and processors record.

An important and innovative outcome of the sea cucumber resource assessment project which ended in September 2005, was the creation of a Sea Cucumber Advisory Management Committee, comprising Government representatives as well as stakeholders (fishers, processors and exporters) to oversee the implementation of the management plan for the sea cucumber fishery.

Semi-Industrial Fisheries
The semi-industrial longline vessels require a local fishing vessel license (SR125) to engage in commercial fishing. Data on the fishery is collected through the monitoring of catch landings at Port Victoria and catch and effort log sheets. Most of the vessels in that sub-sector have VMS installed. An authorization is required to fish outside the Seychelles EEZ


About Commercial Fishing in Seychelles

The sustainable management of marine resources in Seychelles is the responsibility of the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) as stipulated in the Fisheries Act 1986. The SFA is therefore responsible for the preparation, implementation and review of management plans for the long-term sustainability and optimal utilization of marine resources. Management decisions are based on the economic viability, sustainability or conservations of stocks. The Fisheries Act makes provision for the management, conservation and protection of fisheries and marine resources.

Fisheries Management is guided by the ‘Inshore Fisheries Management Strategy' prepared in 1998 (Mees et al . 1998). Licensing of vessels is by far the most used regulatory measure, for almost all fisheries, in Seychelles . Precautionary approach is frequently adopted to ensure the sustainability of resources since the baseline data on the status of certain stocks is lacking. SFA is also gradually adopting the co-management approach to fisheries management.


Ministry of the Environment - Seychelles - Vision: At the Dawn of the 21st century it is the vision of the people of Seychelles that this second generation Environment Management plan, EMPS 2000-2010, will serve as a flexible, yet robust, vehicle for continued improvement of proactive environmental management excellence, so that the year 2010 the Seychelles will be firmly established globally as a committed leader in sustainable development



The Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA) brings together marine institutions from twenty-five Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, and Tunisia). The goal of the current phase of ODINAFRICA is to improve the management of coastal and marine resources and the environment in participating countries by: enhancing data flows into the national oceanographic data and information centres in the participating countries, strengthening the capacity of these centres to analyse and interpret the data so as to develop products required for integrated management of the coastal areas of Africa, and increase the delivery of services to end users.


AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system on water and agriculture developed by the Land and Water Division. It collects, analyses and disseminates data and information by country and by region. Its aim is to provide users interested in global, regional and national analyses with comprehensive information related to water resources and agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Information for Seychelles


Ocean Health Index Seychelles - The Ocean Health Index is a valuable tool for the ongoing assessment of ocean health. By providing a means to advance comprehensive ocean policy and compare future progress, the Index can inform decisions about how to use or protect marine ecosystems. The Index is a collaborative effort, made possible through contributions from more than 65 scientists/ocean experts and partnerships between organizations including the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Sea Around Us, Conservation International, National Geographic, and the New England Aquarium. Information for Seychelles

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