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Seychelles Nation: Department of Foreign Affairs learns about Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI)

The co-founder and the managing director of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), Sven Biermann, gave an informative presentation based on the FiTI at the department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday last week.

The FiTI, as presented by Mr Biermann, is a global multi-stakeholder initiative with the purpose of increasing transparency and participation in fisheries governance, so as to promote a more sustainable management of marine fisheries.

The DFA’s senior officers who attended the talk are seen here in a souvenir photograph with Mr Biermann (3rd from right, front row)

The initiative was launched in April 2017 in Bali, Indonesia and is governed by an international stakeholder board to which Seychelles is represented by the special advisor to the Blue Economy, Philippe Michaud.

Seychelles being an international leader in regards to the Blue Economy, is among the seven counties currently engaged in the FiTI. Soon the FiTI secretariat will be transferred to Seychelles from Germany.

The presentation was well-received and sensitised the department’s senior officers on the importance of promoting this initiative.

The Seychelles Seatizens fish identification website and database is a free to use information resource on marine species in Seychelles, and currently provides information on 496 species and continuing to expand its portfolio. Species can be searched by scientific, English, Creole and French names; by taxa or by image and the site can be visited HERE!

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