Overall Policy Objective
The long-term policy of the Government of Seychelles for the fishing industry is the “ promotion of sustainable & responsible fisheries development & optimization of the benefits from this sector for present and future generations” .
It is anticipated that this will be achieved via the:
Conservation & management of marine resources in order to ensure the sustainability and long term viability of the industry
Maximum generation of employment
Maximization of revenue from fisheries & other related activities
Promotion of an integrated economy
Food supply and food security enhancement
Promotion of safety at sea ( Fisheries Policy , pages 3-5)
The SFA is committed to achieving the above objectives via the following activities and services:
Policy Development & Planning
Fisheries Development & Extension
Monitoring, Control and Surveillance
The SFA works in close collaboration with Ministry Natural Resources and Industry, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Coastguard, Ports Authority , other Government institutions, NGO's as well as overseas partners. Stakeholder consultations are held on a regular basis regarding the development of the sector.
LAST UPDATED 28/03/2013